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So and Such – The Differences in Usage

Do you confuse the two words "so" and "such"? This article will explain the differences clearly with helpful examples.

Grammar Corner So and Such – The Differences in Usage

 

To learn this English Grammar let’s look at the meaning of So and Such.

So + adjective/adverb

= means very; extremely or to some high degree or level.

For Example: “Sally is so nice. I really like talking to her.”

 

Such + adjective phrase

= used to show a high level of importance.

For Example: “Sally is such a nice person. I really like talking to her.”

 

Other USES

SO can be used with the determiners much, many, little, and few to make these words stronger. In English grammar, a determiner is a word that comes before a noun to show how the noun is being used.

For Example:

Bill has so much responsibility at work. I feel bad for him, he works overtime every day. He has so little free time.

*We don’t use SUCH this way. Bill has such much responsibility at work.

 

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