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Is it right in English to say:

It is nice a day.

instead of

It is a nice day.

Is any sentence of this form correct?

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    It is nice today. is a little more colloquial. – Gary's Student May 8 '14 at 18:55
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The second, "it is a nice day" is correct because you would put the adjective (nice) right next to the noun (day).

The first, "it is nice a day" is wrong because the article (a) cannot be inserted in between.

  • I know the second is right, so that is not helpful – kalkanistovinko May 8 '14 at 19:07
  • @kalkanistovinko The answer is correct though. "it is nice a day" is incorrect English. Google seems to back me up on this one having a whole 9 results...all of which are improper English usages anyway. – Nathan C May 8 '14 at 19:14
  • @NathanC: I edited my answer to add the second paragraph after the comment was made. I had initially tried to imply that the first was wrong by highlighting the feature of the second that was necessary to its being correct, but I really should have been more explicit in the first place. – frances May 8 '14 at 19:17
  • Thanks and excuse me, but I thought you were uncertain about the first and therefore ignored it. – kalkanistovinko May 8 '14 at 21:04

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