Is it correct to write a noun after so + adjective like in this example " She has so beautiful eyes".

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    If you wanted to stick to that form it would be 'such' rather than 'so' Apr 7, 2015 at 18:09
  • Related: ell.stackexchange.com/a/22354/3281 (Phrases such as so warm a day, so beautiful a girl, so gentle a man are possible, but not *so beautiful eyes.) Apr 7, 2015 at 18:22
  • But one can write so, so beautiful (which I thought this question was about, based on its title) and oh so beautiful as in Her eyes are oh so beautiful. Or Her eyes are so, so beautiful., The car is oh so fast or The car is so, so fast.
    – user6951
    Apr 8, 2015 at 0:37
  • I edited the duplicate "so" out of the Title, and changed tags ("so" is not a preposition; in OP's example it is adverbial, it modifies an adjective). Apr 8, 2015 at 6:01

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So can be used as a degree adverb to mean very, extremely, or to such a great degree. It's used in the pattern of so + adjective such as her eyes are so beautiful. It's incorrect to use eyes (noun) after so beautiful. Instead, you can use "such" in the pattern of such + adj + noun. For example, she has such beautiful eyes.


You can write so + ADJ, however the sentence above is not correct grammar because someone cannot have 'so beautiful' anything. Your sentence above should be:

"Her eyes are so beautiful."

You can write 'so' + ADJ to describe what something is.

[EDIT] Just felt that I needed to provide another example or two of when you can use 'so' + ADJ. Also, I forgot to mention in the original post -- Notice that 'so' is used before an adverb (adjective which describes a verb).

1) That car is so fast!

2) That car moves so quickly!

3) That car travelled so far!

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    Or "She has such beautiful eyes." Apr 7, 2015 at 23:51

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