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    Cool such

    Hello there,

    Which is correct:
    - "such music is awful" or "such a music is awful"
    -"such equipment is very expensive" or "such an equipment is very expensive"
    -"such machinery is very bad" or "such a machinery is very bad".

    Thanks a lot

    W

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    Default Re: such

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello there,

    Which is correct:
    - "such music is awful" or "such a music is awful"
    -"such equipment is very expensive" or "such an equipment is very expensive"
    -"such machinery is very bad" or "such a machinery is very bad".

    Thanks a lot

    W
    such music
    such equipment
    such machinery

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    Default Re: such

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello there,

    Which is correct:
    - "such music is awful" or "such a music is awful"
    -"such equipment is very expensive" or "such an equipment is very expensive"
    -"such machinery is very bad" or "such a machinery is very bad".

    Thanks a lot

    W
    As Corum said, no indefinite article is required. In this context, music, equipment and machinery are used like collective nouns.

    If it helps, change "such" to "This type/kind/sort of..." and you may see that simply using the noun on its own makes sense.


    In order to use the indefinite article, you would have to say:

    Such a piece of music is awful.
    Such a piece of equipment/kit is very expensive.
    Such a piece/bit of machinery is very bad.

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