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So or Such?
THE BASIC DIFFERENCE:
This soup is so tasty! SO + ADJECTIVE
This is such a tasty soup! SUCH + ADJECTIVE + NOUN
Such as = Like
Leaders like/such as Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi and Ghandi are examples to everyone.
So many = Countable (Tantos/as)
So much = Uncountable (Tanto/a)
So + adjective = (Tan…)
There’s so much time and so many things to do- Life is so good!!
So = For that reason / That’s why…
There weren’t any buses, so we took a taxi to the station.
I hope so – I hope not
I think so – I don’t think so
Choose ‘SO’ or ‘SUCH’, ‘SUCH AS’ ‘SO MUCH’ or ‘SO MANY’
“Today was 1.________ a nice sunny day, and I felt 2.________ energetic I decided to leave the car in the garage and walk to work. We spend 3._________ time in the car, and it’s 4.________ a waste of time when it’s 5.______ warm. As I walked through the park I noticed the arrival of spring: I saw flowers 6._______ daisies, lilacs, pansies and yellow trillium, the blossom on the cherry trees. I thought to myself: I’d like it 7.______ if the weather lasted like this until the end of summer! Will it happen? I hope 8._______, but I don’t think 9. _____. It doesn’t matter, though- There are ______ days that we can enjoy, whatever the weather!
IF YOU WANT A MINI-CLASS ON THIS USE OF ‘SO’:
‘I like fish.’ -‘So do I!’
‘My sister lives in London’ -‘So does mine!’
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