[Grammar] So vs. Such

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Alexandre Koch

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Hey there!

Yesterday I was studying So vs. Such for a class and I came across somehting I just couldn't explain. From what I know, we use SO + ADJECTIVE/ADVERB and SUCH + NOUN (even when preceded by ADJ/ADV). Am I right? If so, how would you explain the use of 'so' and 'such' in these statements:

There are so few people!
They are such little insects!

Can anyone help me, please?
 

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Hey there!

Yesterday I was studying So vs. Such for a class and I came across somehting I just couldn't explain. From what I know, we use SO + ADJECTIVE/ADVERB and SUCH + NOUN (even when preceded by ADJ/ADV). Am I right? If so, how would you explain the use of 'so' and 'such' in these statements:

There are so few people!
They are such little insects!

Can anyone help me, please?

such + (adjective or adjectival phrase) + noun
so + adjective/adverb
so + few/little/much/many (+ noun)

In 'little insects', little is an adjective.
 

MikeNewYork

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Hey there!

Yesterday I was studying So vs. Such for a class and I came across somehting I just couldn't explain. From what I know, we use SO + ADJECTIVE/ADVERB and SUCH + NOUN (even when preceded by ADJ/ADV). Am I right? If so, how would you explain the use of 'so' and 'such' in these statements:

There are so few people!
They are such little insects!

Can anyone help me, please?

Please check the following web page for usage rules and examples.

ENGLISH PAGE - So / Such
 
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