such

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such is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
such

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
such

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Such a person or thing is that same kind that was mentioned before.
    There are times when the father is unknown. One such case happened recently. (= "when the father is unknown")
    A good teacher can usually be recognized as such. (= "as a good teacher")
  2. You use such as or such ... as to give one or more examples.
    We always had pets, such as cats, dogs, and birds.
    This includes such costs as bus tickets, groceries, and restaurant meals.
  3. You use such to emphasize a description.
    My son had a party. You've never seen such a nice group of kids.

Usage[change]

  • When used with a/an, such comes before the determiner instead of so:
    She's such a nice doctor. (correct)
    *She's a such nice doctor. (incorrect)
    *She's a so nice doctor. (incorrect)