How do you use the word “minuscule” in a sentence?

I do not know how to use the word minuscule in a sentence. I want to know what to say when I find an apple at the marketplace and do not want it because it is smaller than other apples there. I tried to say this to my teacher but she said it wasn’t right but I don’t know why.

This apple is a such a minuscule and I do not want to buy it.

What am I doing wrong?

Answer

Minuscule is an adjective, not a noun. Your sentence should be “This apple is minuscule and I don’t want to buy it”.

However, minuscule may not be the right word, depending on the context and what you’re trying to say. Calling something minuscule means it is extremely small, similar (but not identical) to microscopic. I’d suggest saying, “this apple is unusually small and I don’t want it” because it is a phrase that is more commonly used. Using “minuscule” is completely valid but I and other English speakers may not use this word in this context.

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