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    Hello everyone,

    would you please correct the following sentences?
    I have to use so, such a(n), such, so many and so much.

    1.) Their house is so mess!
    2.) There were so many people at the party!
    3.) I'm so hungry! I could eat a horse.
    4.) Jane and Pete are so nice people!
    5.) I've spent so much money this week!
    6.) A present! For me? You're so kind!
    7.) We've had such a nice time!
    8.) Molly's _______ clever dog!
    (I would use "a very", but I'm not allowed to write this here)

    Kind regards,
    Dany

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    Re: so and such

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Hello everyone,

    would you please correct the following sentences?
    I have to use so, such a(n), such, so many and so much.

    1.) Their house is so mess!
    2.) There were so many people at the party!
    3.) I'm so hungry! I could eat a horse.
    4.) Jane and Pete are so nice people!
    5.) I've spent so much money this week!
    6.) A present! For me? You're so kind!
    7.) We've had such a nice time!
    8.) Molly's _______ clever dog!
    (I would use "a very", but I'm not allowed to write this here)

    Kind regards,
    Dany
    1.) Their house is such a mess! - such - followed by a modified noun - article + noun adjective + noun

    2.) There were so many people at the party! - correct

    3.) I'm so hungry! I could eat a horse. This is correct, but you can connect them and make one sentence if you want to. - I'm so hungry that I could eat a horse. or - I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.

    4.) Jane and Pete are such nice people! - so - followed by an adjective or an adverb - such - followed by a modified noun adjective + noun

    Jane and Pete are so nice.

    5.) I've spent so much money this week! - correct

    6.) A present! For me? You're so kind! - correct

    7.) We've had such a nice time! - correct

    8.) Molly's such a clever dog! - such - followed by a modified noun - article + noun - adjective + noun

    Molly's so clever. so - followed by an adjective or an adverb -

    so - intensifier - can modify an adverb Molly runs so fast. Molly was barking so loudly.

    (I would use "a very", but I'm not allowed to write this here)

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    Re: so and such

    Thank you for your correction and explanations

    Kind regards,
    Dany

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    Re: so and such

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Thank you for your correction and explanations

    Kind regards,
    Dany
    You're welcome. It's my pleasure.



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    8.) Molly's _______ clever dog!
    (I would use "a very", but I'm not allowed to write this here)
    If you wrote it, would anyone spank you?


    Dany, I found this sentence very interesting. It's not about the grammar, but pragmatics.

    (1)Molly's a V-E-R-Y C-L-E-V-E-R dog.
    -->Someone is telling a truth and with a bit slower tone, he is 100% sure of his words, more subjective.

    (2)Molly's such a clever dog.
    -->This one sounds like a neutral report, more objective.


    Sentences can sound different with tones!




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    Re: so and such

    Sentences can sound different with tones!
    Yes, they can.


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