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    so vs that vs such

    Hello. What is most suitable for the sentence below, "so/that" or "such"? I put "such" but the correct answer was "so" or "that". Why is it? Aren't they equivalent in this context?

    It is by no means and exaggeration to say that hardly any other theories have had **** great an influence on
    subsequent thought.


    Thank you!

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    Re: so vs that vs such

    Quote Originally Posted by salvador.dal1950 View Post
    Hello. What is most suitable for the sentence below, "so/that" or "such"? I put "such" but the correct answer was "so" or "that". Why is it? Aren't they equivalent in this context?

    It is by no means and exaggeration to say that hardly any other theories have had **** great an influence on
    subsequent thought.


    Thank you!
    "So" is correct. One could also use "such a great influence". The sixth word should be "an" instead of "and".

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    Re: so vs that vs such

    Thank you Mike. So, in other cases, if I want to use "such", that means I cannot use it in this fashion: "such great a something"?

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    Re: so vs that vs such

    Quote Originally Posted by salvador.dal1950 View Post
    Thank you Mike. So, in other cases, if I want to use "such", that means I cannot use it in this fashion: "such great a something"?
    Correct.

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