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    #1

    Such / So

    1. Such a large number of charity boxes is there that we cannot count all of them.
    2. Such a large number of charity boxes there is that we cannot count all of them.
    The basic format: There is such a large number of charity boxes that we cannot count all of them.

    My question is: Is it possible to use either form?


    My perception: After 'such' OR 'so + adj/adv' when they are at the beginning of our sentence, we are allowed, NOT forced, to use the inverted form.
    Do you confirm my perception?

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    #2

    Re: Such / So

    #2 is not acceptable.

    If
    you elect to begin with the complement phrase, you are obligated to invert.

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    #3

    Re: Such / So

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post

    If
    you elect to begin with the complement phrase, you are obligated to invert.
    So it is not about 'such' or 'as,' it's about starting with complement. like It is cold >> cold is it.
    Am I right?

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    Re: Such / So

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    So it is not about 'such' or 'as,' it's about starting with complement. like It is cold >> cold is it.
    Am I right?
    "Cold is it" is not a correct sentence/statement as it stands. With some punctuation, it could just about be a question "Cold, is it?" That's an unusual way of saying "Is it cold?"

    If you are going to use a similar construction to your original, it would be something like "So cold is it that my windscreen wipers have frozen to the windscreen".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-Jul-2013 at 11:33.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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