Unit 1.1

Such


Introduction

Adverbs are words that functions as modifiers of other elements of a clause.

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…

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 adverb 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 like this/like 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 really to emphasise that he was away for a really long time.

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