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    So or Such

    So or Such:



    Such is a determiner, so is an adverb. They often have the same meaning of "very" or "to this degree".

    -Those are such good cakes.

    -Those cakes are so good.


    We use such + noun phrase and so + adjective or adverb phrase.

    -She is such a great teacher. Not ... (she is so great teacher).

    -That was so ridiculous. Not ... (that was such ridiculous).

    -Why do you drive so slow. Not ... (why do you drive such slow).


    So + adjective 

    -She is so kind.

    -It was so hot we couldn't go out.


    Such + noun phrase

    -She is such a kind person.

    -November last year was such a hot month.


    So but not such can also be used in front of much, many, little, few to add emphasis.

    -So much food is wasted. Not ... (such much food is wasted).

    -In the old days there were so few facilities in this area. Not ... (there were such few facilities).


    Errors that are typical:

    Such and not so is used before a noun, even if there is an adjective before the noun.

    -They're such snobs! They won't speak to anyone. Not ... (they're so snobs).

    -Those are such nice socks. Where did you buy them? Not ... (those are so nice socks).


    Such and not so is used before a noun phrase with the indefinite article a/an.

    -This is such a beautiful house. Not ... (this is so a beautiful house).


    So and not such is used before adjectives.

    -Thank you. You're so kind. Not ... (you're such kind).


    So and not such is used before adverbs.

    -She always talks so sweetly. Not ... (she always talks such sweetly).


        Don't disturb me; I am so tired!


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    1. The child had a high temperature that he nearly died.

    2. She wore thin clothes it is no wonder she caught a cold.

    3. far my prayers have been answered and I'm grateful.

    4. It was so nice to be treated with respect.

    5. I swear I've never seen her look pretty before.

    6. I don't know what demon possessed him for him to behave badly.

    7. Search engines as Google are there to solve many problems.

    8. I do assure you that I'm not dishonest as you think I am.

    9. To think that you should have remembered me after a long time...

    10. How could he do a thing to his own children?

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