[Ads-l] intrusive "of" intrudes further

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 8 04:14:54 UTC 2015

"It just wasn't very good of an apple."

Sounds fine to me, at least as good as

"It just ain't very good of an apple."

Is "various of scientists" any different from "numerous of scientists"?

"I wasn't SMART ENOUGH OF AN ACTOR to let the movie be, whereas Keanu was."
(emphasis added)

IMO, the only thing odd about this sentence is that some one thinks that
there's something odd about this sentence.

"Merciful speed!" as my mother would say.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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