GRAMMAR 15: SO AND SUCH

GRAMMAR 15: SO AND SUCH

Hello boys and girls! This week we´re going to talk about grammar and it´s time for SO and SUCH! We´re sure you have heard both many times, but do you know the difference between them? When do you have to use one or another? If you don´t know the answers, you should read this shor post. It will give you some clues. Go on!

INTRODUCTION

When do you use SO and SUCH? You use them to make an adjective, adverb or noun more emphatic. They mean ‘very’ or ‘really’.

On the other hand, you use SO / SUCH… THAT to express a consequence.

 

 

STRUCTURES

SO + ADJECTIVE / ADVERB

Examples,

1. I didn´t expect the sales to be SO good in September.

2. Your mum is worried about you. You work SO hard!

 

 

SUCH + A / AN + ADJECTIVE + NOUN 

Examples,

1. Mike is SUCH A good friend! (NOT He´s a so good friend)

2. Brad Pitt is SUCH A great actor that I try to see all his films.

 

 

SUCH + ADJECTIVE + PLURAL OR UNCOUNTABLE NOUN

Examples,

1. It´s SUCH delicious cake!

2. They are SUCH boring books! I hate them.

 

 

OTHER USES OF SO AND SUCH

There are a few more uses for SO and SUCH. Here you have some examples.

SUCH AS = FOR EXAMPLE, LIKE

e.g. I love romantic films, such as Titanic.

SO = A CERTAIN AMOUNT / SIZE

e.g. It was so big (The size I´m showing you with my hands)

SUCH / SO ON = MORE SIMILAR THINGS

e.g. He loves fruit, apples, oranges, bananas and such. / He loves fruit, apple, oranges, bananas and so on.

 

 

And that is all for today. Do you have any doubts? If so, leave us a comment.

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