Is it OK to say, `It was a good movie indeed’?

We often hear sentences like this. People who are fond of grammar, however, would frown at such a sentence. They would argue that the sentence would have been grammatically acceptable if the word `indeed’ had come immediately after the verb `was’ – `It was indeed a good movie’. Similarly, it is OK to say, `The behaviour of the students was indeed bad’, but not `The behaviour of the students was bad indeed.’ If you wish to have `indeed’ at the end of these sentences, then you need to put the word `very’ in front of the adjective good/bad.

*It was a very good movie indeed.

*The behaviour of the students was very bad indeed.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – Mar 19, 2007

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