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Too + adjective + a (indefinite article)

Too + adjective + a (indefinite article)

Hello there!

This is my very first post in this forum!


So, I've been enough confused by my English native friends in regard with the use of "too" in a sentence when there is an adjective and the "a" article. The problem for me is to know where I have to put the "a": before or after the "too"??


Ex1. I have too painful a headache.

Everybody says this is correct: "a" after the too + adj


Ex2. Everybody is getting worried about appearance in a too olderly society.


Everybody is getring worries about their appearance in too olderly a society.


Someone has told me it depends on the words used and the written sentence will be different from the spoken one. Why?? Nobody seems to know the answer.

Is there a RULE for this?

I look forward to hearing from you.


Many thanks in advance,