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    #1

    is it correct?

    it is a good idea

    why we used a instead of an?


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    #2

    Re: is it correct?

    Because "good" starts with a consonant.

    "An" is used where the following word starts with a vowel sound.

    It is an idea
    It is a good idea
    It is a terrible idea
    It is an exciting idea.

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    #3

    Re: is it correct?

    thanks lots for the answer.

    is it correct to say

    it is good an idea

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    #4

    Re: is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    thanks lots for the answer.

    is it correct to say

    it is good an idea
    just a student.
    I don't think so.
    the sequence is: article+adjective+noun.
    so, "a good idea".
    just a student.

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    #5

    Re: is it correct?

    However.... After as, how, so, too and this/that meaning so, adjectives go before a/an. This structure is common in a formal style.

    I have as good a voice as you.
    She is too polite a person to refuse.
    How good a pianist is he?
    I couldn't afford that big a car.
    It was so warm a day that I could hardly work.

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