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    • Join Date: Apr 2008
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    #1

    of such

    Dear Friends,

    In one of the posts I have read:

    Do you have any scientific evidence of such?

    I just wonder what 'of such' exactly means at the end and whether this construction is colloquial or could also be used in an academic essay.

    Thanks a lot.

    Palinkasocsi


    • Join Date: Nov 2007
    • Posts: 5,409
    #2

    Re: of such

    BRIT ENG:
    It is incorrect. It should be 'as such' and means 'in the accepted sense of "scientific research" (and not some anecdotal reports)'
    This is common and colloquial.

    Oh. I've just realized. 'of such' might be being used as in:

    "You say he often pilfers items from other students. Do you have any evidence of such?"
    Again, I think this time it is a poor grammatical substitute for 'evidence of this?'
    Last edited by David L.; 04-Dec-2008 at 17:36.

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