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    "such as to"?

    Hi,
    Is the phrase "such as to" correct in formal English? what does it mean and when do we use it?

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    Re: "such as to"?

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie View Post
    Hi,
    Is the phrase "such as to" correct in formal English? what does it mean and when do we use it?

    Thank you very much.
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    Yes it is. Can you let us have the sentence it comes from? It will be easier to explain.

    Actually I've just found a definition of it and an example sentence in the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English: "such as...formal or literary used to give a reason or explanation for something: His manner was such as to offend everyone who he met."

    ie His manner explained why he caused offence.
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    Re: "such as to"?

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    Is the phrase "such as to" correct in formal English? what does it mean and when do we use it?

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    Re: "such as to"?

    Some examples:

    1. Her eagerness, her impatience, her longings to be with them, were such as to bring a line or two of Cowper's Tirocinium for ever before her. "With what intense desire she wants her home," was continually on her tongue...(Jane Austen)

    i.e "were the kind of longings that would bring".

    2. The few words he had spoken, and the manner in which he had carried himself, had been such as to make all those around them notice it. (Trollope)

    i.e. "had been the kind of words and the kind of manner to make".

    3. ...moreover their ways of expressing themselves are usually such as to rob their opinions of the influence that they ought to have... (Russell)

    "are usually the kind of ways of expressing themselves that rob".

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    Re: "such as to"?

    "such as to" can also be used to give examples of something.
    He gave us several recommendations, such as to do A and B and stop doing C.

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