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I'd like to make sure:

Is it correct to say in English something like:

this capricious James

this extraordinary Steve


Thanks in advance.
  • Mahantongo

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    English (U.S.)
    It could be, but it would not be common, and would be done for rhetorical effect.

    For example:
    Jane's Mother: All Jane does is talk about some new boy named Steve; how Steve is such an athlete, and so smart, and so good looking, and such a great dancer.
    Jane's Father: Indeed? And exactly where did she meet this extraordinary "Steve"?
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