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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Such a

    Hello,

    I have a problem.

    If 'such a' is usually: such a + adjective + single countable noun

    Why do we say: It was such a shock?

    Is 'shock' regarded as an adjective or a consequence?

    Thank You
    Last edited by Ana_w; 10-May-2010 at 10:19. Reason: add information

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    #2

    Re: Such a

    Quote Originally Posted by Ana_w View Post
    Hello,

    I have a problem.

    If 'such a' is usually: such a + adjective + single countable noun

    Why do we say: It was such a shock?

    Is 'shock' regarded as an adjective or a consequence?

    Thank You
    Such is interchangeable with so great here.

    He received such a shock that he won't even talk about it.
    His shock at the grisly sight was such that he won't even talk about it
    .

    Hope it helped.

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    #3

    Re: Such a

    Yes, thank you.

    I can now look at it from a different perspective.

    Ana

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