[General] as good a crumble as....

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bettycottam

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Right chaps, is this sentence grammatically correct? I've been debating the issue with my housemates for the last hour...

"It's as good a crumble as I've ever eaten."

I'm aware that it would work if he'd said "It's as good a crumble as any"

I need this ironed out for peace of mind. :)
 

bertietheblue

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Right chaps, is this sentence grammatically correct? I've been debating the issue with my housemates for the last hour...

"It's as good a crumble as I've ever eaten."

I'm aware that it would work if he'd said "It's as good a crumble as any"

I need this ironed out for peace of mind. :)

This is a comparison and with a comparison you need to compare equivalents so 'crumble [noun] ... any [pronoun]' is correct.

However, in spoken English - as someone in your household has just demonstrated - the 'any' may be understood and so dropped. Some might consider this sub-standard but I think it is common enough to be acceptable, at least in colloquial English.

PS: This is my opinion; others might disagree. So before you report back to your friends, I'd wait for one or two more comments.

Enjoy your crumble!
 

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:up: I agree :)

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