not very well educated

azz

Senior Member
armenian
Can one say
a. A group of not well-educated people are very happy with the new measures.
b. A group of people not well-educated are very happy with the new measures.

c. A group of not very well-educated people are very happy with the new measures.
d. A group of people not very well-educated are very happy with the new measures.

?

The sentences are mine.

I think (a) and (c) work and the other two don't. Maybe (b) and (d) are poetic or archaic or something?

Many thanks.
 
  • azz

    Senior Member
    armenian
    Thank you so much Bennymix!


    That means he was shorter than five feet, right?

    Many thanks.
     

    Orble

    Senior Member
    Australian English
    We need some context please.

    What are the “new measures”? Who are these people and what is their relationship to the speaker? Are they clients, employees, citizens?
     
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