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    #1

    Question using of such

    Hello,
    i have came across the exercise that made me really confused. I know that "such a/an" is used when we want to show extremes and we use such a/an with countable and such with uncountable. But the problem is with this sentence:
    Mr Oller discussed the details of the project with______authority that made all the listeners forget his young age.
    The answers are:
    a)the complete
    b)such a complete
    c)such completely
    d)complete
    According to the book the correct answer is D and i am wondering whether the answer B is also correct? I think that becuase there is a countable noun here and the answer D seems to be incorrect in that sentence(?)
    Thanks a lot:))

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    #2

    Re: using of such

    b is better than d. The obviously correct and probably the most common is not listed: "such complete".

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    #3

    Re: using of such

    So, in that context, "such a complete" and "such complete" can be used interchangeable? But why ?:(

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    #4

    Re: using of such

    None of the proposed answers are correct. The only word I can think of that works there is an.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: using of such

    Quote Originally Posted by strayed View Post
    So, in that context, "such a complete" and "such complete" can be used interchangeable? But why ?:(
    Who said that? "such complete" is natural and correct. But that's not a choice. If I were doing the test, I would answer b, knowing that it wasn't right, but hoping that the marker thought it was.
    b is closer to being right than d.
    There's nothing "interchangeable" about a correct phrase and an incorrect one. But there are levels of naturalness.

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    #6

    Re: using of such

    Now i see the difference, thanks!

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    Re: using of such

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    None of the proposed answers are correct. The only word I can think of that works there is an.
    Yes, that's a good point. b could work with the 'it' as below.

    "Mr Oller discussed the details of the project with such [a] complete authority that it made all the listeners forget his young age."
    In this case, it's the discussion that made the listeners forget his age, not the authority.
    It's all conjecture though, I think.

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