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  • So, such, such a, so much, so many

    Exercise 1

    Choose so, such, such a, so much, so many to complete the sentences below.

    1 It was expensive that we couldn't afford it.

    2 The party was incredible. They have nice house.

    3 We didn't get out. It was cold!

    4 There was bad weather that we had to stay home all day.

    5 I have watches that I can't decide which one to wear.

    6 We couldn't believe what had just happened. It was bad luck.

    7 He put salt that we couldn't eat it.

    8 When we arrived, John was there. It was surprise.

    9 She is very glamorous. She always wears nice dresses.

    10 We couldn't react. Everything happened quickly.


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    So, such

    So + adjective/adverb + (that…)

    We use so + adjective or adverb

    • Why don’t you try to understand? You are so stubborn!
    • He gets on my nerves. You drive so slowly.

    We often use so + adjective or adverb + (that…)

    • He is so good (that) he gets bored when he plays against me.
    • John drives so slowly (that) other drivers get impatient around him. 

    Such a + (adjective) + noun + (that…)

    We use such a + (adjective) + countable singular noun

    • I love her. She is such a brilliant actress.
    • It was such a party! We had a lot of fun. 

    We often use such a + (adjective) + countable singular noun + (that…)

    • It had been such a terrible day (that) I just wanted to go to bed. 
    • He is such a liar (that) nobody trusts him any more. 

    Such + (adjective) + noun + (that…)

    We use such + (adjective) + uncountable noun or plural noun

    • The trip was a disaster. We had such terrible weather!
    • Everybody loves being with Tom. He tells such funny stories!

    We often use such + (adjective) + uncountable noun or plural noun + (that…)

    • We had such terrible weather (that) we decided to go back home. 
    • She said such nice things (that) we were all moved. 

    So/such – Use

    We can use so and such to make the meaning of an adjective, adverb or noun stronger –meaning ‘very’ or ‘really’.

    • Why did you do it? You are so stupid!
    • He was such a terrible father that now his kids don’t want to be around him. 

    We can also use so and such to mean ‘like this’:

    • Sorry I didn’t call. I didn’t know it was so important for you. (=important like this).
    • I don’t understand how you could make such a terrible mistake. (= a mistake like this)

    So much/so many + noun

    So much + uncountable noun + (that…)

    We use so much + uncountable noun

    • Did you see her house? I didn’t know she had so much money
    • I wish you wouldn’t spend so much time on the phone.

    We often use so much + uncountable noun + (that…)

    • She always cooks so much food that we have to throw half of it away. 
    • There is so much furniture that it’s difficult to walk around the house. 

    So many + plural noun + (that…)

    We use so many + plural noun

    • He couldn’t even walk among so many fans.  
    • You don’t need to repeat everything so many times

    We often use so many + plural noun + (that…)

    • There were so many people at the concert (that) we didn’t really enjoy it. 
    • She had so many problems (that) she just didn’t know what to do. 
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