this so taxing afterlife

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this so taxing afterlife

Unread post by GBShaw » 06 May 2013, 14:13

A book records:

He is wheezing in evident disbelief in this so taxing afterlife.

I know we can say

in so taxing AN afterlife

but is the original sentence grammatical or is it a typo? It doesn't sound natural to me; could you help me?

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Re: this so taxing afterlife

Unread post by Joe » 07 Nov 2013, 17:08

Seems possible and idiomatic to me :)
admittedly unusual, but possible
"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood :? " — Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood

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