as big of vs as big as

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Patrickzhong

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Chinese
Hi everyone,
I have a little bit of confusion over the following sentence:
This wouldn’t have been as big of/as big as a problem for me if I wasn’t in the middle of my exams.
I wonder which form is grammatically correct? Thanks in advance:)
 
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    I think there are several threads already on the topic "as big of a..."
    as big a / as big of a


    "This wouldn't have been such a big problem for me..."

    In BE, "as big of a.." is considered non-standard. It is advisable not to use it in an exam, but I don't think it's the right phrase for your sentence anyway.
    .
    "This wouldn't have been as big a problem for me as it would have been for my friends.
     
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