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  1. sunibg
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    Which is the difference between:

    "What a beautiful day" and "Such a beautiful day"?

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    Re: what and such

    Quote Originally Posted by sunibg View Post
    Which is the difference between:

    "What a beautiful day" and "Such a beautiful day"?

    Thanks
    Both are contractions, though the latter would rarely be used. We say "What a beautiful day!" as a sort of exclamation (the full sentence would be "What a beautiful day it is!)

    However, "Such a beautiful day", whilst probably said quite regularly, shouldn't actually be the whole sentence - it should be "It is such a beautiful day". It could in fact be followed by something else related to the fact, for example "It is such a beautiful day that I'm going to go for a long walk in the mountains!".

    In their basic meaning of course, they are the same, you are simply commenting on the fact that it is a very beautiful day!

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