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    Cool such thing

    Hello!

    I know the phrase "such a thing", but can we ever use the phrase "such thing" ?

    Thank you
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    Re: such thing

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    I know the phrase "such a thing", but can we ever use the phrase "such thing" ?

    Thank you
    >W
    You could use "such things".

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    #3

    Re: such thing

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    I know the phrase "such a thing", but can we ever use the phrase "such thing" ?

    Thank you
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    In AmE, we sometimes hear "no such thing"

    Child: "You said I could stay up late tonight."
    Mother: "I said no such thing."

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    Re: such thing

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    In AmE, we sometimes hear "no such thing"

    Child: "You said I could stay up late tonight."
    Mother: "I said no such thing."
    Yes, that's common in BrE as well. I didn't think of it.

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    Cool Re: such thing

    Thank you.

    Could we say: I would do no such thing.

    Is it better to say : I wouldn't do such a thing. ?

    W

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    Re: such thing

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Thank you.

    Could we say: I would do no such thing.

    Is it better to say : I wouldn't do such a thing. ?

    W
    Both are fine.

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