a roof garden the size of a football field?
"a roof garden the size of a football field"
Is this kind of phrase common in English?
I am not sure what connects "a roof garden" with "the size of a football field".
Grammatically, anything omitted?
a roof garden the size of (which is of) a football field
- bluebellbkkLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
A dog the size of a pony = A dog that is the same size as a pony / as big as a pony.
A roof garden the size of a football field = A roof garden that is as big as a football field.
- GuantanamoGeorgeLv 76 months ago
Do you understand the meaning of "a roof garden as big as a football field"? "A roof garden the size of a football field" means the same thing. Please satisfy our curiosity and tell us what else you think it could possibly mean.
- MamieLv 76 months ago
It's grammatically correct, although the statement is probably hyperbole. Nonetheless, anyone would understand that it's a very large roof garden.
You wondered what connects "a roof garden" with "the size of a football field." The connecting words are "which is." These words are not spoken but are understood.
- Jonny CakeLv 76 months ago
Nothing is omitted.
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- Anonymous6 months ago
Nothing is omitted. The usual phrase is "a garden/pool/family room/etc. the size of a football field." It's an exaggeration.
- ElaineLv 76 months ago
"the size....field" is used as a modifier. In my geographical location this is a common description.
- RLv 46 months ago
Roof top gardens are very rare in America, so that is certainly not a common phrase here