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Today we’re gonna talk about two small but very important and very common English words: “So” and “Such”.
We’re gonna talk about how they can add emphasis to your sentences so that we can use them to make the meaning stronger.
1. so + adjective / adverb
The food was so delicious. = The food was very delicious
He ran so quickly. = He ran really quickly.
2. such + (a/an) + (adjective) + noun
It was such a windy day yesterday.
3. Change “so” to “such”
He is so generous. = He is such a generous man.
New York is so big! = New York is such a big city.
4. such + noun
When we use ‘such’ directly with a noun, it’s often a noun that shows our opinion.
He’s such a genius! (= He’s very clever.)
You’re such a teacher! (= You act in a typical way for a teacher.)
5. so… that… / such… that…
We can use “so… that…” and “such… that…” to show that there is a certain result. In this situation, we can’t use “very” or “really”.
It was so cold that the pond froze.
They have such a lot of books that they need to store some of them in the garage.
We can only use “so” before “much / many / little / few” with or without a noun.
- I ate so much. / I ate so much cake.
- He had so many. / He had so many books.
- Why did you eat so little?
We can use “such” before “a lot (of)”.
- He has such a lot of books.
- I ate such a lot of cake.
We sometimes see ‘such a little + noun’ but that is when ‘little’ is just a normal adjective: This is such a little flat. (The flat is so small.)
Put in ‘so’ or ‘such’.
1. Why are you ____ late?
2. He’s ____ a teenager!
3. He had ____ few friends that he was very lonely.
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