Student or Learner
You can say, "what a beautiful girl".
Can you say, "what a nice English"?
Can you say, "how nice your English"?
Any better suggestions?
"English" is not a noun.
Sometimes 'English' can be used as a noun, but non-countable. That's why you don't need an infinite article a/an in front.
e.g. He speaks English everyday.
e.g. He speaks excellent English.
But, you are right. English is not a noun in our previous discussions.
What about "how excellent/nice your English is!"?
Does that sound OK to you?
Last edited by philadelphia; 27-May-2008 at 12:42.
Hi bhaisahab or any native speaker.
Is it OK to say, "what nice/excellent English!!!" meaning someone's English is real good/excellent?
I saw someone using "what nice weather!". Is it appropriate usage? Shouldn't it be 'how nice the weather is!'?
1. what a adj/zero adj singular n. (countable)
e.g. What a lovely girl!
e.g. What a pity!
e.g. What a great show!
e.g. What a nice dress!
2. what adj plural n. (countable)
e.g. What nice pants!
e.g. What beautiful clothes!
e.g. What dull movies!
3. what adj n. (non-countable)
e.g. What nice/excellent English!
e.g. What nice/lousy weather!
e.g. What nice dress! <------------ oops, I made a mistake. Thanks, bhaisahab. Someone's still awake.
4. how adj s v
e.g. How nice/lousy the weather is!
e.g. How nice she wears!
e.g. How dull the movies are!
e.g. How lovely the girl is!
e.g. How great the show is!
Last edited by Nefertiti; 30-May-2008 at 08:22.