My brother just got his wisdom teeth extracted, and his cheeks are really big now. So cute.

I want to express my feeling by saying "What a big cheeks!" But I feel weird about this sentence: Because I am saying "cheeks" I should not use "a", but if I say "What big cheeks!" it feels even more weird…

Any suggestions?

  • "What big cheeks you have!" won't sound weird after you read the story of "Little Red Riding Hood". This is a children's story that most native English speakers are familiar with.
    – Jasper
    Oct 30, 2015 at 4:26
  • quite similar: ell.stackexchange.com/questions/17975/…
    – Maulik V
    Oct 30, 2015 at 4:57

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What big cheeks!

This is correct.

Your reasoning is also correct: cheeks is plural so you don't use the indefinite article a.

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    If one cheek was swollen and the other looked normal, though, then you could say, "What a big cheek!"
    – J.R.
    Oct 30, 2015 at 22:19

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