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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #4675: So and Such
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    So and Such


    So and Such

     

    A/ • I didn't enjoy the book. The story was so stupid.

    We use so + adjective/adverb: so stupid / so quick/ so nice/  so quickly

     

    • I didn't enjoy the book. It was such a stupid story.

    We use such + noun:

    Such a story / such people         
    We use such + adjective + noun:

    such a stupid story / such nice people

    Note that we say such a..... (not 'a such...')

     

    B/ So and such make the meaning of an adjective (or adverb) stronger:

     

    • It’s a lovely day, isn't it? It's so warm. (= really warm)

    • He’s difficult to understand because he speaks so quickly.

    Compare so and such in these sentences:

    • I like Tom and Ann. They are so nice.

    You can use so...that...:

    • The book was so good that I couldn't put it down.

    • I was so tired that I fell asleep in the armchair.

    You can leave out that in sentences like this:

    • I was so tired (that) I fell asleep.

     

    • We enjoyed our holiday. We had such a good time. (= a really good time)

    • I like Tom and Ann. They are such nice people, (not 'so nice people')

    You can use such...that...:

    • It was such a good book that I couldn't put it down.

    • It was such lovely weather that we spent the whole day on the beach.

     

    C/ We also use so and such with the meaning 'like this':

     

    • I was surprised to find out that the house was built 100 years ago. I didn't realise it was so old. (As old as it is)

    • I expected the weather to be much cooler. I didn't expect it to be so warm.

    • I'm tired because I got up at 6 o'clock.  I don't usually get up so early.

     

     • I didn’t t realise it was such an old house

    . • The house was so untidy. I've never seen such a mess. (= a mess like this)

    Note the expression no such...:  

     • You won't find the word 'blid' in an English dictionary because there is no such word. (= this word does not exist)

     

    D/ We say: so long but such a long time:

    • I haven't seen her for so long I've forgotten what she looks like.

    so far but such a long way:

    • I didn't know it was so far.

    so much, so many but such a lot (of):

    • Why did you buy so much food?

    • I haven't seen her for such a long time. (Not 'a so long time')

    • I didn't know it was such a long way.

    • Why did you buy such a lot of food?


     

    Put in so, such or such a:

     

     





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    1. He's difficult to understand because he speaks quickly.

    2. I like Tom and Ann. They're nice people.

    3. It was a great holiday. We had good time.

    4. I was surprised that he looked well after his recent illness.

    5. Everything is expensive these days, isn't it?

    6. The weather is lovely, isn't it? I didn't expect it to be nice day.

    7. I have to go. I didn't realise it was late.

    8. He always looks good. He wears nice clothes.

    9. It was boring film that I fell asleep while I was watching it.

    10. I couldn't believe the news. It was shock.

    11. I think she works too hard. She looks tired all the time.

    12. It was beautiful day we decided to go to the beach.

    13. They've got much money, they don't know what to do with it.

    14. I didn't realise you lived long way from the city centre.

    15. I can't decide what to do. It's problem.









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