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    Such+noun+as

    What does the structure above express?

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    Re: Such+noun+as

    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T View Post
    What does the structure above express?
    Are you asking about the construction "a parent such as you"?

    If so, it means a parent like you.

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    Re: Such+noun+as

    If it's something 'such people as know' it means 'those people that know'.

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    Re: Such+noun+as

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If it's something [like] 'such people as know' it means 'those people that know'.

    I'd add that this structure is fairly rare, and in informal speech people tend to use the sort of construction Tdol has mentioned by way of definition. Occasionally, the noun is dropped:

    Such as have ears to hear means 'Anyone who will listen' [and implies that there are probably not very many of them].

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