Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Oct 2007
    • Posts: 1,618
    #1

    quiet student as he may be

    ____ he talks a lot about his favorite singers after class .

    A. A quiet student as he may be.
    B.Quiet student as he may be.

    The test question above is taken from one of China's 2005 provincial university entrance examination paper and the answer is B. The sentence means 'Although he is a quiet student, he talks a lot about his...'

    But I doubt whether this is a good sentence. Do you native speakers say things this way (with 'adj. + n.' put before 'as') ?

    Thank you in advance.


    • Join Date: Nov 2007
    • Posts: 5,409
    #2

    Re: quiet student as he may be

    A. A quiet student as he may be.
    B.Quiet student as he may be.


    The two forms we would say are:
    A quiet student he may be, but he (sure) talks a lot out of class.

    and we might colloquially shorten this by omitting the initial 'a':
    Quiet student he may be, but he (sure) talks a lot out of class.

Similar Threads

  1. [General] calm / quiet
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-Feb-2009, 17:15
  2. Telephone English for advanced student
    By Airone in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 31-Jan-2009, 16:36
  3. [General] Atheism Vs. Theism
    By rmsh16 in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-Nov-2008, 13:54
  4. rather quiet
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24-Mar-2007, 18:02

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •