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I know "such a lovely day" is definitely correct, but what do you think of "it's so lovely a day"? Is it okay as well?

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This part of an exercise I did in FCE use of English, 'it's so lovely day' is used within the whole sentence so perhaps in that context it makes some sense? I believe I was perplexed when I saw it for the first time, but sadly, I'm still jumbled.

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"it's so lovely a day"?

I am going to 100% disagree with Bella swan, and say it is perfectly lovely, it is a bit quaint I wouldn't use it everyday but I can quite imagine myself saying

it's so lovely a day, lets go for a picnic

I would be being intentionally twee, I would be imagining wicker picnic baskets, boys playing cricket, bees buzzing and a stream burbling*.

the picnic in my minde


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