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    As such, they were disappointed.

    The spectators saw their team lose the soccer match. As such, they were disappointed.

    Where I live, "as such" is used to mean "therefore". I wonder whether native speakers also use the phrase in the same way.

    If not, how is "as such" used by native speakers?

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    Re: As such, they were disappointed.

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    The spectators saw their team lose the soccer match. As such, they were disappointed.
    I guess that the 'as such' means 'as supporters of the losing team'. It's badly written.

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    Re: As such, they were disappointed.

    Thanks, 5jj

    Could you give me an example of two sentences written by native speakers, the second of which uses "As such" ? Could you please tell me how "As such" relates to the first sentence?
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 15-Aug-2013 at 17:07.

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    Re: As such, they were disappointed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, 5jj

    Could you give me an example of two sentences written by native speakers, the second of which uses "As such" ? Could you please tell me how "As such" relates to the first sentence?
    "As such" is not an automatic replacement for "therefore". The "such" in "as such" is a pronoun. As such, it must have a logical antecedent in the previous sentence. Here is something that may help: as such

    Examples: John is the school's star athlete. As such, he was elected King of the Prom.
    Fred is chairman of the committee. As such, he is responsible for scheduling meetings.

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    Re: As such, they were disappointed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, 5jj

    Could you give me an example of two sentences written by native speakers, the second of which uses "As such" ?
    Mike beat me to it.

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    Re: As such, they were disappointed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The spectators saw their team lose the soccer match. As such, they were disappointed.

    Where I live, "as such" is used to mean "therefore". I wonder whether native speakers also use the phrase in the same way.

    If not, how is "as such" used by native speakers?

    Thanks.
    Regrettably I sometimes hear native speakers using "as such" in that way. But I consider it substandard. If my children were to use it, I would attempt to correct them.

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