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    "such bad weather"v.s."so bad weather"

    I wonder if you could give me some tips on the following sentences:
    It's such bad weather that we have to stay at home all day.
    It's so bad weather that we have to stay at home all day.

    The first sentence is ok. yet the second one is a bit strange. Some english teachers around me support that in the second sentence, the word "the" should be inserted between "bad" and "weather". what's your opion?
    My second question is: in "such... that....."structure, if such is followed by an uncountable noun, could "such" be replaced by "so"?

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    Re: "such bad weather"v.s."so bad weather"

    Quote Originally Posted by marymay12 View Post
    I wonder if you could give me some tips on the following sentences:
    It's such bad weather that we have to stay at home all day.
    It's so bad weather that we have to stay at home all day.

    The first sentence is ok. yet the second one is a bit strange. Some english teachers around me support that in the second sentence, the word "the" should be inserted between "bad" and "weather". what's your opion?
    My second question is: in "such... that....."structure, if such is followed by an uncountable noun, could "such" be replaced by "so"?
    As a connector,
    such (adj+noun) that
    so (adj/adv) that

    It was such a bad weather that we stayed at home all day.
    The weather was so bad that we stayed at home all day.

    As a contrast,
    so many adj countable noun
    so much adj uncountable noun
    such adj noun(count/noncount)
    I saw so many beautiful stars last night that it was difficult to count them.
    I saw such beautiful stars last night that it was difficult to count them.

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    Re: "such bad weather"v.s."so bad weather"

    "It was such a bad weather that we stayed at home all day."
    "Weather" is uncountable, "such a bad weather" is incorrect, the "a" should be deleted.

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    Re: "such bad weather"v.s."so bad weather"

    Quote Originally Posted by whitemoon View Post
    As a connector,
    such (adj+noun) that
    so (adj/adv) that

    It was such a bad weather that we stayed at home all day.
    The weather was so bad that we stayed at home all day.

    As a contrast,
    so many adj countable noun
    so much adj uncountable noun
    such adj noun(count/noncount)
    I saw so many beautiful stars last night that it was difficult to count them.
    I saw such beautiful stars last night that it was difficult to count them.
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    Re: "such bad weather"v.s."so bad weather"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "It was such a bad weather that we stayed at home all day."
    "Weather" is uncountable, "such a bad weather" is incorrect, the "a" should be deleted.
    I know weather is uncountable, but I used "bad"(adjective) before it. Therefore, "bad weather" should be with "a" before it.

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    Re: "such bad weather"v.s."so bad weather"

    Quote Originally Posted by whitemoon View Post
    I know weather is uncountable, but I used "bad"(adjective) before it. Therefore, "bad weather" should be with "a" before it.
    No it shouldn't, "bad" is just describing "weather", it doesn't make it countable.

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    Re: "such bad weather"v.s."so bad weather"

    Isn't it's so good weather correct like he's so good a boy?

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    Re: "such bad weather"v.s."so bad weather"

    "Safe Driving in a bad weather"
    Safe Driving in a Bad Weather | Anka Auto Sport

    This is article.
    How do you explain it to me?
    I really apology that I confuse you by my question.
    Thank you.

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    Re: "such bad weather"v.s."so bad weather"

    Quote Originally Posted by whitemoon View Post
    "Safe Driving in a bad weather"
    Safe Driving in a Bad Weather | Anka Auto Sport

    This is article.
    How do you explain it to me?
    I really apology that I confuse you by my question.
    Thank you.
    The author is not a grammarian. That is the only explanation I can come up with.

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    Re: "such bad weather"v.s."so bad weather"

    Quote Originally Posted by whitemoon View Post
    I know weather is uncountable, but I used "bad"(adjective) before it. Therefore, "bad weather" should be with "a" before it.

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