Definition: Such

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  • Length: 4 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Lexical Information:

  • SUCH AS means 'for example'
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula

Grammatical Information:

  • So + Adjective or Adverb, Such + Noun Phrase
  • Adjectives modify Nouns

Usage Notes:

  • If SUCH is used with a noun, it doesn't necessarily have to be followed by an article
  • The noun or noun phrase after SUCH doen't have to include an adjective

Other Comments:

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  • AS on its own isn't used with the meaning 'for example'
  • In gap-filling exercises, if you're looking for one word meaning 'for example' use LIKE