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    This car is very good. / This car is so good.

    1. This is a very good car.
    2. This car is very good.
    3. This is so good a car.
    4. This car is so good.

    Hello,
    Are the above four sentences correct or acceptable? 2 and 4 just look awkward to me. I don't know why.

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    Re: This car is very good. / This car is so good.

    1, 2 and 4 are absolutely fine. 3 is incorrect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: This car is very good. / This car is so good.

    Thank you but why is 3 wrong? I have a construction which says 3 is wight:

    as/how/so/too/this/that + adjectives +a/an + noun

    Example: It was so warm a day that I could hardly work.

    If, "so warm a day" is correct, then why isn't "so good a car" correct?

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    Re: This car is very good. / This car is so good.

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoen View Post
    Thank you but why is 3 wrong? I have a construction which says 3 is wight:

    as/how/so/too/this/that + adjectives +a/an + noun

    Example: It was so warm a day that I could hardly work.

    If, "so warm a day" is correct, then why isn't "so good a car" correct?
    You have to follow it with that: This is so good a car that I'm going to keep driving it till it quits. A more natural choice would be such a good car, followed by the same phrase.
    I am not a teacher.

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