Hello, is the following sentence OK?

"So beautiful was day we couldn't sit at home."

I think it should be as following: "Such a beautiful day was it that we couldn't sit at home."

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Ahmed Abdelhafeez posted:

"Such a beautiful day was it that we couldn't sit at home."

Hi, Ahmed Abdelhafeez,

I think I would have preferred to express the idea you seem to be wanting to convey as follows:

- The day was too beautiful for us to be sitting at home.

Grammatically speaking, the sentence above is correct, and this would be fine too (notice the order of the words):

- So beautiful a day was it that we couldn't sit at home.

Thank you,

You said (the sentence above is correct), but I had written two sentences. So do you mean the first sentence "So beautiful was day we couldn't sit at home" or the second sentence "Such a beautiful day was it that we couldn't sit at home"? 

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Ahmed Abdelhafeez posted:

You said (the sentence above is correct), but I had written two sentences.

Ahmed, Gustavo was referring to the sentence above his sentence "The sentence above is correct." In other words, it's an example in his post, not in yours.

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Ahmed, to make things clear:

Such a beautiful day was it that we couldn't sit at home. CORRECT (except for the "that"-clause of result with "couldn't," which I don't like at all.)

- So beautiful was day we couldn't sit at home. INCORRECT

The sentence above should be revised to:

So beautiful a day was it that we couldn't sit at home. CORRECT (except for the "that"-clause of result with "couldn't," which I don't like at all.)

I suggested expressing the idea in an altogether different way to do away with the "that"-clause I found objectionable:

The day was too beautiful for us to be sitting at home.

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