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    #1

    Smile such vs so

    Hi,

    As non-native speaker, to tell [so] from [such] is often difficult for me.

    1. He became a close friend and remained [so/such].
    2. Prices at present are reasonably stable and will probably remain [so/such].
    3. [So/Such] was not my intention.

    1) Which is correct answer for above 1+2+3 ?
    2) By what principle can I easily find out the anwer for the future cases with
    [so/such] ?

    Hoping to hear from you soon,

    Best rgds,

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    #2

    Smile Re: such vs so

    Hi deepcosmos, I`m not a teacher, but I`d like to offer my 2 cents since no one has responded to you yet...

    1. He became a close friend and remained as such.
    or
    He became a close friend and remained so.
    These sentences imply (to me) that this friend is no longer living. Unless you use "has":
    He became a close friend and has remained as such.
    or
    He became a close friend and has remained so.

    For sentence two just use "so" or "as such".

    3. Such was not my intention. Using "such" sounds reasonable, but using "so" sounds strange to me. However, one never knows what a Brit or Aussie may come up with, and they may consider both to be acceptable . I`d simply say "That was not my intention".

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    Smile Re: such vs so

    Quote Originally Posted by Hayseed View Post
    Hi deepcosmos, I`m not a teacher, but I`d like to offer my 2 cents since no one has responded to you yet...

    1. He became a close friend and remained as such.
    or
    He became a close friend and remained so.
    These sentences imply (to me) that this friend is no longer living. Unless you use "has":
    He became a close friend and has remained as such.
    or
    He became a close friend and has remained so.

    For sentence two just use "so" or "as such".

    3. Such was not my intention. Using "such" sounds reasonable, but using "so" sounds strange to me. However, one never knows what a Brit or Aussie may come up with, and they may consider both to be acceptable . I`d simply say "That was not my intention".
    Hi, Hayseed,

    Thanks a lot. Surely I couldn't agree more with you to say "that was not
    my intention"...

    Best rgds,

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