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    Cool such

    Hello!

    In this case, is "a" necessary?:


    "When he says such or such a thing, he never wants to be mean".

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    #2

    Re: such

    a is necessary.

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    Re: such

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    In this case, is "a" necessary?:


    "When he says such or such a thing, he never wants to be mean".

    Thank you
    W
    Yes, but note that the expression you seem to be trying to use here is 'such-and-such'.

    'Such', like exclamatory 'what', is a determiner that precedes even the indefinite article.

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    Question Re: such

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    Yes, but note that the expression you seem to be trying to use here is 'such-and-such'.

    'Such', like exclamatory 'what', is a determiner that precedes even the indefinite article.
    Thank you. Then, would we say "such and such a thing"?

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    Re: such

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Thank you. Then, would we say "such and such a thing"?
    That's correct.

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