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  1. enydia's Avatar

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    so + adj + plural noun

    Hi, everyone.

    A grammar guide told me that I can say 'he is so nice a boy' while 'they are so nice boys' is incorrect.
    However, can I say 'they are so nice boys as he is'?
    Can I say 'they are as nice boys as he is'?
    Can I say 'they are such nice boys as he is'?
    Is 'so + adj + plural noun' always grammatically incorrect?

    Thanks in advance.

    Enydia
    Last edited by enydia; 16-May-2008 at 08:31.

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    Re: so + adj + plural noun

    Check out this Chinese grammar site 中山美麗之島 / 精華區 / English / such that還是so that? It gives
    (2) He is such a nice boy that we all like him.

    See here also http://www.foredu.com.cn/video/diskf...t#344,12,Slide 12


  3. #3

    Re: so + adj + plural noun

    I agree I would use

    "such a nice boy"

    or "they are so nice boys"

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