Community Web Version Now Available
Haru
Why is 'a' put before 'five' in the sentence 'I'd rate his book a five' Why does 'a' come before 'five' in the following sentence? - On a scale of one to ten, I'd rate his book a five.
Aug 18, 2018 11:32 PM
3
0
Answers · 3
It is a "five"-point book. . Here are the books. They are all in piles by their scores. See, this one is a five. As in ' this one is a scale-five book. Those over there are sevens. . Any help. Basically, any question about "Why" in grammar will get an answer that tries to help people learn it. Actually, it's just because that is how it is said. Grammar describes what actually happens, what is normally said. Short answer: That is how to say it. . Does this answer get a seven out of ten?
August 19, 2018
It's a bit difficult to explain but I'd recommend looking at the grammar rules for when to use "a, an, or the."
August 19, 2018
Haru
Language Skills
English, German, Japanese, Latin
Learning Language
English, Latin