- It's not as good a restaurant as it used to be.
- It's not as a good restaurant as it used to be.
Which sentence is correct?
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The first sentence is correct (Learning English BBC World Service):
- I hope you will agree that I am as imaginative a cook as my wife (is)!
Note from the above example that if there is an adjective and a noun after the first as, a / an must go between them.
Also noted here (English Grammar):
- He is as good a cook as his wife is! (NOT He is as a good cook as his wife is.)
When we use adjective + noun after the first as, the article should go before the noun.