When do we use “so” and “such”?

Posted on September 13, 2018

You’re so busy, we know. But you’re not such a busy person that you don’t have time to read this.

So when do we use “so” and “such” in English? This is a mistake that we hear even at high levels of English but it can be “cured” easily.

 

Here are the rules:

So + adjective

So + adverb

Such + adjective + noun

 

Some examples in sentences:

 

So + adjective

Emily, you love drinking tea, you are so British

 

So + adverb

He asked me so nicely that I didn’t mind doing the extra work

 

Such + adjective + noun

I landed on my feet in this job; I have such a good manager

 

Confident of the rules for “so” and “such” now? Not so confident? Post some examples in the comments and we will tell you if you’re right!

 

Learn about how to use “too much” here.

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