- Jul 29, 2006
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Isn't it's so good weather correct like he's so good a boy?
He's so good a boy = He's such a good boy ['So' is an adverb and 'such' is an adjective.]
Now, for the sake of the discussion, let's use a countable weather phenomenon; and (because for deeply-rooted reasons connected with the nature of the human pyche ;-)) countable weather phenomena tend to be bad* ones) we'll flip the polarity too:
It was so bad a downpour. = It was such a bad downpour ['So' is an adverb and 'such' is an adjective, as before.]
I doubt if this is much help; perhaps another teacher will do better. But 'It's so good weather' is just wrong.
PS *Some - such as a breeze or a shower can be welcome, but I can't think of a context that would justify the adjective 'good' (except when the 'good' means thorough', which changes everything.)