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So/Such -exclamations

So/Such -exclamations
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How and when to use SO and SUCH for exclamations and superlative ideas
 

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Click on the words at the bottom and drag them into the empty boxes of the sentence to complete it.
 

SO + ADJECTIVE/ADVERB

We use this to make exclamations or to express a superlative idea (that the quality of the adjective/adverb is present in a very big degree).

Exclamation: So big = wow, It's incredible !
You're so beautiful !
That tree is so tall !
This song is so cool, I love it !
Where were you? It's so late !

High degree: so big = very very big.
I like her because she's so nice
The box was so heavy that we had to call some friends to help us move it
Why do you talk so slowly?
 
It can also be used as an emphasizer with: much, many, few, little

Thanks, that's so much better
There were so many people that we couldn't enter
But that's so little !



SUCH  A + (ADJECTIVE) + NOUN
 
It expresses the same idea as SO, but it is used with nouns (with or without a companion adjective)
 
The house is so big = It's such a big house
 
I've never met such a nice person
You'll never see such a beautiful flower again
You've got such strange friends

When we use SUCH for exclamations, we can use SUCH + Noun, but it is much more common to use SUCH + Adjective + Noun:

She is such a girl (correct, but not common)
She is such a nice girl (correct and common)

Such or Such a ?

We can only use the article A with countable singular nouns, so that is the rule, if you can use A you use it, if you can't, well, you don't:

a nice house - such a nice house (cont. sg)
a big tree - such a big tree  (cont. sg)
beautiful flowers - such beautiful flowers  (cont. pl.)
some pretty girls - such pretty girls (cont. pl.)
good wine - such good wine  (uncont.)
bad weather - such bad weather  (uncont.)

Items

Gapped text Items
Ants are ______________________ small animals that they are difficult to see such a / such / so
Brasil is ______________________ big country such a / such / so
Help me with this box, it's ______________________ heavy so / such a / such
I like Jessy, she's ______________________ nice! such a / such / so
I try, but it's ______________________ difficult! such / such a / so
Thank you guys, you're ______________________ good friends so / such / such a
I'm ______________________ tired I can't move such a / so / such
He produces ______________________ good wine that he sells the bottles at double the usual price such / such a / so
It's ______________________ big you can only see it from the distance such / such a / so
I've got ______________________ many friends ! so / such / such a
I've got ______________________ much money I don't know what to do with it such a / so / such
That animal moves ______________________ slowly you may think it's not moving at all so / such a / such
Look at the sea. There's ______________________ much water so / such a / such
I love you ______________________ much that I can't live without you so / such a / such
Mexico City is ______________________ big place such a / such / so
Pete is ______________________ tall boy so / such / such a
That film is ______________________ boring that you can fall asleep in the cinema such / so / such a
That was ______________________ terrible joke ! so / such a / such
He lives in ______________________ big house such a / such / so
That's ______________________ strange song such / so / such a
There are ______________________ few things to do here such a / so / such
There are ______________________ many trees here such / so / such a
We can't go walking, that's ______________________ far ! such a / so / such
That train is ______________________ fast that you only take an hour to get to Seville such a / such / so
We've got ______________________ much time! so / such a / such
This is ______________________ much better than the one I have such a / such / so
Wow, ______________________ big tree ! such a / such / so
You're ______________________ beautiful so / such / such a
Thank you ______________________ much so / such / such a
You're ______________________ nice girl such a / such / so
Total number of items: 30

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