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Dear teachers,

1) Passing my driving test was so good a feeling that … (is this construction correct ? If yes, how can I complete the sentence, please?)

2) We had a rather good meal even though the restaurant is not that popular. (correct ? Have you got a better sentence perhaps?)

All the best,

Hela
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Hi Hela,

1) Passing my driving test was so good a feeling that … (is this construction correct ? If yes, how can I complete the sentence, please?) . . .that I went to a nice restaurant to celebrate. You could also say

. . . such a good feeling that . . ., I think that's a bit more natural.

2) We had a rather good meal even though the restaurant is not that popular. (correct ? Have you got a better sentence perhaps?) It's fine. You might also say 'was not all that popular'. It depends on how long ago you had the meal, and whether the restaurant is still not popular.

Best wishes, Clive

Thanks Clive, that helps. Emotion: smile
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I'm not sure you need to continue "...such a X feeling..."

1. Passing my driving test was such a great feeling!

MrP
Hela
Dear teachers,

1) Passing my driving test was so good a feeling that … (is this construction correct ? If yes, how can I complete the sentence, please?)

All the best,

Hela

The construction "so + adjective + a" is incorrect.
MilkyThe construction "so + adjective + a" is incorrect.
The construction "so + adjective + a" is rather of rare use in current English, but it is correct.

(EX) There were certainly members of the Bush administration who absolutely were determined to make the case, not only that Saddam Hussein was a threat, but that he was so grave a threat that the United States had to go to war with him this year. (CNN)

paco
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Thank you Paco. Emotion: smile
Milky
Hela
Dear teachers,

1) Passing my driving test was so good a feeling that … (is this construction correct ? If yes, how can I complete the sentence, please?)

All the best,

Hela

The construction "so + adjective + a" is incorrect in such a context. Wrong register.
Paco2004
MilkyThe construction "so + adjective + a" is incorrect.
The construction "so + adjective + a" is rather of rare use in current English, but it is correct.

(EX) There were certainly members of the Bush administration who absolutely were determined to make the case, not only that Saddam Hussein was a threat, but that he was so grave a threat that the United States had to go to war with him this year. (CNN)

paco
You're right, Paco. What I meant to write was this:

The construction "so + adjective + a" is incorrect in such a context. Wrong register.
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