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1) Never have I seen a piece of art so unique

2) I have never seen a piece of art so unique

Are both sentences correct? If there’s any error in any of these sentences, what is it?

Is there any impact of "so unique" on selecting the structure of the sentence?

Please explain.

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    Both uses of 'never' are acceptable; making it the first word is a (slightly formal) way of laying stress on it. Strictly speaking, unique means 'the only one of its kind' so something can't be more unique than another, though nowadays it is frequently used to mean 'unusual'. – Kate Bunting Jul 12 at 10:02
  • I have never seen so unique piece of art.. is it correct? – Tarek Bin Abdullah Jul 12 at 10:07
  • That would be acceptable too, with the proviso I have just given you about the word unique. – Kate Bunting Jul 12 at 10:12
  • @KateBunting Not quite – it still requires the determiner, which had gone missing in the example in the comment. Tarek, “I have never seen so unique a piece of art” works, but “so unique piece of art” is not grammatical. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jul 12 at 22:59
  • @JanusBahsJacquet You are correct, of course. I posted in haste. – Kate Bunting Jul 13 at 7:36

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