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Using “Such” in English

USING “Such” IN ENGLISH



1. “Such” + ADJECTIVE + NOUN

First of all, we can use “such” with “adjective+noun” to show extremes.  In this case, 

“Such” gives meaning  to the words which are expressed,“very”  or “that much”.

Examples:

  • He is such an intelligent boy.
  • The baby has such beautiful toys.
  • These are such bad potatoes.




ATTENTION 1:

If we use “such” with  singular nouns, we need an article “a or an” after “such” or before “adjective”in a sentence.

If we use “such” with  plural countable/uncountable nouns, we don’t need any articles after “such” in a sentence.

Examples:

  • David has such loving parents.
  • Chine is such a big country.
  • I can’t buy such an expensive car.

ATTENTION 2:

“Such” + ADJECTIVE NOUN + THAT + RESULT

We can also use “such” with “adjective + noun+ that” to explain the result. And also, it is used to express extreme feelings or an opinion about something.

Examples:

  • She has such beautiful eyes ( that ) I can’t take my eyes off her. ( with or without “that”)
  • It was such a good movie ( that ) many people watched it. ( with or without “that”)
  • It was such an expensive restaurant  ( that )  I decided not to go there anymore. ( with or without “that”)

2. “Such” + JUDGEMENTAL NOUN

We can use “such” with judgemental nouns for emphasis, especially in exclamations. 

Examples:

  • Don’t be such a fool!
  • She is such a liar!
  • He is such a jerk!

ATTENTION:

“Such” + JUDGEMENTAL NOUN + THAT + RESULT

We can also use “such” with “judgemental noun+ that” to explain the result. And also, it is used to express extreme feelings or an opinion about something.

Examples:

  • No one is such a fool ( that ) he loves death. ( with or without “that”)
  • The baby is such a cutie ( that ) everyone loves her. ( with or without “that”)

3. “Such” + NOUNS ( Such meaning is “This or That kind of …” )

In this case, “such” means “this kind/type of …”.

We can use “such” with “countable or uncountable nouns”.

Examples:

  • Why did you say such a thing?
  • My mother is an expert at solving such problems.
  • I can’t believe that you spent a lot of money for such furniture.

ATTENTION 1:

If we use “such” with  singular nouns, we need an article “a or an” after “such” in a sentence.

If we use “such” with  plural countable/uncountable nouns, we don’t need any articles after “such” in a sentence.

Examples:

  • She can’t make such a plan. ( singular countable noun )
  • It is such an honor for me. ( singular countable noun )
  • Their business is to investigate such problems. ( plural countable noun )
  • I have never drunk such coffee in my life. ( uncountable noun )

ATTENTION 2:

If we want to use much/many/few/little with or before nouns, we can not use “such”. In this case, we use “so” instead of “such”.

“So” + MUCH/MANY/FEW/LITTLE + NOUN 

Examples:

  • They have so many childrens.
  • There are so few cars in the parking lot.
  • I have read so much news about this issue.
  • There is so little butter in the fridge.

4. “Such + and + Such”

“such and such” is used to refer to something that you don’t want to name or say exactly. ( Something is definite but not named )

Example:

  • If you want to get such and such educations, you should study hard.
  • She wants to work such and such a job.

For using “so” in english, click here

For differences between “so” and “such”, click here

For using “so…that” and “such…that”, click here

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