前置限定詞

前置限定詞一般會接不定冠詞 + 形容詞 + 名詞,表達對名詞的看法。such 和 what 都會表達出驚喜或其他情感。

舉例
  • What a lovely day!
  • She's such a beautiful woman.
  • You can't imagine what an incredible meal I just ate.
  • I've had such a good time today!

rather 和 quite 均為評論性字詞,對修飾名詞的形容詞表達某特性的程度。兩者表達的可能是失望、喜悅等情感,這要視形容詞而定。在英式英語中,rather 被用作前置限定詞。而在美式英語中,rather 僅被用作副詞。以下的例句均屬於英式英語。

舉例
  • It was quite a nice day.
  • He's had quite a bad accident.
  • It's rather a small car.
  • I've just met rather a nice man.