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anreak

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Hi Izabel, I'm not a teacher so I can't help you properly. But I have a downloaded podcast from BBC which explains it. It's a small 6 min "class" with a foreign studen. I can send it to you by email if you want.

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Welcome to the forums.
how I can explain the difference?

Such
predeterminer, determiner
used before a noun or noun phrase to add emphasis

It was such a surprise.

predeterminer, determiner, pronoun
of a particular or similar type:

A company such as ours is known for its good treatment of its staff

noun
as such = in the true or exact meaning of the word or phrase:

There is no secretary as such, just a typist and receptionist.

So
adverb
1
to such a great extent.
2 extremely; very much.
3
to the same extent: he isn’t so bad as you’d think
4 referring back to something previously mentioned.
5
similarly.
6
in the way described or demonstrated; thus.

conjunction
1 and for this reason; therefore.

2 (so that) with the result or aim that.
3 and then.
4 introducing a question or concluding statement.
5 in the same way; correspondingly.
 
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