Unit 1.1

Such

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Introduction

Determiners are modifiers of nouns. They can provide a wide range of information.

Such is used to emphasise feelings or opinions.

Form

The adverb such comes before abstract nouns.

The structure for such is:
….such + (a/an) + abstract noun…

Example

  • Such maturity is hard to be found in people of his age.
  • It is unbelievable to have such a hot weather during spring season!
  •  It’s sad to watch young people show such disrespect to the elderly.
  • Such happiness they feel when thinking of summertime!
  • Our heart is filled with such love when we gather all together during holidays.

Use

We use such with the meaning “like this/that”, “of this/that kind” to emphasise actions, feelings, opinions in a formal style.

Summary

We find the determiner such with the meaning “like this/that”, “of this/that kind” to emphasise actions, feelings, opinions in a formal style.

The adverb such comes before abstract nouns.

“There are various forms of secret writing. Such systems are called codes”. = We use such with the meaning of “this kind of” that to refer to particular systems.
“He was gone for such a long time that we thought they had gotten lost.” = We use such with the meaning of “very” and “really” to emphasise that he was away for a very/really long time.

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context.

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