which is grammatically correct? "this very moment" i know what it means and i know its correct now look at these two: " the very book is.." "the very books are.." are they both correct? can we use "very" like this while the noun after it is plural?
Oct 31, 2019 4:16 PM
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You can say "these very books" or "this very book" but you have to say "this"/"these" and you cannot use "the" i.e. you cannot say *"the very book is". However, you can use it if it's followed by a relative clause. For example: "the very book that the authorities do not want you to read" E.g. I had been looking for the holy grail for so long. Little did I know it was located right within these very walls!
October 31, 2019
yes, yes
October 31, 2019
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