STOP SAYING ‘SO’ | How To Use ‘SUCH’ In English Grammar

Lesson summary

Do you always say 'so' + adjective? In this English lesson you will learn how to use the word 'such' to make your adjectives stronger.

Video transcript

Hey guys, it’s Shane from English Understood here and this is part three of the common mistakes series.

 

A lot of the time I hear my students say things like ‘so useful content’ or ‘so beautiful girl’. No, no, no, no, no, no!

 

A really easy way to speak English like a native speaker is to listen to native speakers and listen for patterns. A pattern is a specific way of doing something. A particular way of doing something.

 

So for example, if you listen to native speakers, you will never hear them say ‘so useful content’ or ‘so beautiful girl’.

 

What would he say instead then? He would say ‘such useful content’. ‘It’s such useful content’ or ‘such a beautiful girl’.  ‘She is such a beautiful girl.’

 

We have ‘a’ before ‘girl’ right, because girl is a noun. And normally, before nouns, we need an article, right?

 

So if you want to emphasise something and make it stronger, you can say ‘such’. For example, useful content is here. Such useful content is up here. Beautiful girl is here. Such a beautiful girl is right up here.

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