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    Question adverb adjective article order

    "he lives in a quite large room"
    or "he lives in quite a large room"

    "she works in a predominantly male environment" or
    "she works in predominantly a male environment"

    which is right and why?Is there a rule?
    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: adverb adjective article order

    Quote Originally Posted by serendipity View Post
    "he lives in a quite large room"
    or "he lives in quite a large room"

    "she works in a predominantly male environment" or
    "she works in predominantly a male environment"

    which is right and why?Is there a rule?
    Thanks in advance!
    "he lives in a quite large room"
    "he lives in quite a large room"

    "she works in a predominantly male environment"
    "she works in predominantly a male environment"

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    Re: adverb adjective article order

    Thank you for your answer svarthnic.
    Are you a teacher? Can u tell why the answers are so?


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    Re: adverb adjective article order

    Quote Originally Posted by serendipity View Post
    Thank you for your answer svarthnic.
    Are you a teacher? Can u tell why the answers are so?
    Yes, but I do not teach English, but maths and physics
    Follow your nose when deciding where adverbials may sit in a sentence, rather than trying to swot the rules.

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    Re: adverb adjective article order

    Quote Originally Posted by serendipity View Post
    "he lives in a quite large room"
    or "he lives in quite a large room"

    "she works in a predominantly male environment" or
    "she works in predominantly a male environment"

    which is right and why?Is there a rule?
    Thanks in advance!
    "he lives in a quite large room" isn't OK, imo

    The rule holds that when 'quite' is used with and adjective before a noun, it comes before 'a' or 'an'.

    Other examples: (quite a...) She's quite a beauty. (quite a lot...) We played quite a lot tennis yesterday.
    Last edited by retro; 05-Mar-2007 at 18:55.


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    Re: adverb adjective article order

    Quote Originally Posted by retro View Post
    "he lives in a quite large room" isn't OK, imo

    The rule holds that when 'quite' is used with and adjective before a noun, it comes before 'a' or 'an'.

    Other examples: (quite a...) She's quite a beauty. (quite a lot...) We played quite a lot tennis yesterday.
    "The rule holds that when 'quite' is used with and adjective before a noun, it comes before 'a' or 'an'."

    This is untrue


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    Re: adverb adjective article order

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    "The rule holds that when 'quite' is used with and adjective before a noun, it comes before 'a' or 'an'."
    This is untrue
    The New York Times: Search for 'a quite good'


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    Smile Re: adverb adjective article order

    thank u very much 'retro' and 'svartnik'

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