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    adjective

    Please tell me about this error-correct question below.

    "The number of that birds observed in the pond is a very few. "

    The answer was "a very small."

    Why "small" is right?


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    Re: adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by ivygreen View Post
    Please tell me about this error-correct question below.

    "The number of that birds observed in the pond is a very few. "

    The answer was "a very small."

    Why "small" is right?
    Well, first of all, the answer should not be "a very small"....it should be "very small"

    The sentence is not correct either. That does not belong in the sentence

    The question should be:

    "The number of birds observed in the pond is a very few/very small. "


    To solve these types of questions, take away the unnecessary clauses.

    The number is a very few.

    or


    The number is very small.
    What is needed is an adjective to modify the word number. So the correct answer is: "The number of birds observed in the pond is very small. "


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    Re: adjective

    Dear Naamplano

    Thank you so much for your explanation.
    I can understand the answer clearly.

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