such a/the most warm-hearted person

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
I have a problem with "a/the" and "as/like" in this sentence. Please help me.
1. I have never known such a most warm-hearted person as my mother.
2. I have never known such the most warm-hearted person like my mother.
Thanks.
 
  • Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    Hi,
    I have a problem with "a/the" and "as/like" in this sentence. Please help me.
    1. I have never known such a most warm-hearted person as my mother.
    2. I have never known such the most warm-hearted person like my mother.
    Thanks.
    Mimi, sentence #2 won't work. Sentence #1 needs to be modified ie.

    1. I have never known a more warm-hearted person than my mother. OR
    1. I have never known such a warm-hearted person as my mother. OR
    1. My mother is the most warm-hearted person that I know
     

    mimi2

    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    Hi, Dimcl.
    Thank you very much. I have learned a lot from you.
    Can I add "have ever known" to your sentence?
    "My mother is the most warm-hearted person I have ever known."
    Thank you.
     

    Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    Dimcl.
    Would you mind explaining to me.
    "She must be some Mom!"
    Some Mom:confused:
    Oops, there I go again, not thinking about how you perceive my unconscious idioms! As you know, "Mom" is the short endearment for "Mother". "Some" in this context means "great" ie:

    "Look at that $100,000.00 car! That is some vehicle!"

    "I see you banged your thumb with a hammer. That is some bruise!"

    Many of us use that expression all the time (apparently without thinking about it!):eek:
     

    mimi2

    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    Oh, very interesting. I learned something new today. I'm sure that my friend won't know about this. "some"= "great".
    Thank you.
     
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