Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. keannu's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Dec 2010
    • Posts: 5,226

    As such, many people

    What does this "as such" mean? The dictionary definition is like this, but I feel it to be "because of that" referring to the previous content. the usual sense or meaning of the word 2.considering something only in theory, not in practice or in relation to a particular person or thing

    16- Moreoever, in comparison with the distant and unclear recollection of normal dreams, the awareness we have in lucid dreams allows us to remember them vividly. As such, many people are fascinated with the idea of lucid dreams for the sense of escapism...

  2. probus's Avatar
    Key Member
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • Posts: 3,573

    Re: As such, many people

    Such is the adjective corresponding to the adverb so.

    He is a judge and as such has a duty to keep his political opinions to himself.

    No doubt I will take some flack for this, but I consider the usage of as such in your passage illiterate and meaningless. Nevertheless, I admit that it is heard. I don't know what the users imagine it means.

  3. Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Jan 2009
    • Posts: 1,507

    Re: As such, many people

    I agree that it is a strange use of the phrase. 'Therefore' would seem to be closer to what the author actually wants to say.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19-Mar-2013, 21:26
  2. Get People Talking or Get People To Talk
    By kooiu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-Nov-2012, 23:56
  3. [General] defect people / defective people / defected people
    By phoenixqn81 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-May-2011, 09:19
  4. [Vocabulary] Disabled people vs. People with disabilities
    By jiaruchan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-May-2010, 00:55


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts