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    #1

    as such

    Is this sentence correct:

    1) King has admitted he was suffering from alcoholism at the time he wrote the novel, and as such there was an element of autobiography in the story.


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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shining_(film)

    What does 'as such' mean here? What does it refer to? I don't think it refers back to anything.

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    Re: as such

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Your sentence is not on the above page, but on the following page.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shining_%28film%29

    I think 'as such' refers to 'suffering from alcoholism', and 'alcoholism' was a theme in the story.

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    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 06-May-2015 at 12:51.

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    Re: as such

    The author was suffering from alcoholism at the time of writing the story so much so that that he had allowed that part of his life to be portrayed in the story i.e. the story was linked to his real life. Thus, the reference using 'such as'.

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    Re: as such

    "As such" is an idiom. It usually means something like "because of that," "as described," or "in that way."

    So yes, as the posters above have said, it means "as an alcoholic" or "since he was an alcoholic" or "because he was an alcoholic" or "owing to his alcoholism."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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