I know that we can use `very + noun` to indicate the precision, particularity.
Once I wrote this sentence:
> I felt like I was with my very family.
My teacher said this sound very colloquial, not written language. I'm not a native speaker, so is my teacher. Please help me to judge this case!
Hello! I am so glad that you are learning English and paying attention to the rules. Here are some things to consider:
There are different types of nouns in English. In your sentence you cannot say "very family". A native speaker would not understand what you mean. Saying "very family" would be like saying "very Bob". You do not use "very" in these cases. You must be careful. You can say things like "He is the very man I was looking for!"
Adding very to a sentence typically provides emphasis. For example: She is very cute. Very emphasizes that "she" is cute. Or, "the car is very fast." Very emphasizes that the car is fast.