So and Such | English Grammar Quiz

Two of the words that people often struggle with in English are so and such. It can be difficult to know how to use these words and when to use them correctly. Are you one of these people? Well then fear not, we are hear with a fantastic explanation of so and such to help you figure it out once and for all. Read the explanation below and then try our quiz. Good luck!

So and such both do the same role. They intensify a statement and give it more emphasis. They have the same meaning as ‘very’.

E.g. He is very kind = He is so kind

E.g. He is very kind = He is such a kind man

 

The grammatical difference, as you can see, is that so is used with an adjective, whereas such is used with a noun phrase.

E.g. He is so kind = Subject + verb + so + adjective

E.g. He is such a kind man = Subject + verb + such + noun phrase

 

We can also add so in front of much, many, little and few to add more emphasis

E.g. There was so much mess in the house.

 

Such is always used before a noun, even when we have an adjective before it

E.g. She walks with such style/ She walks with such elegant style

 

Such is used when we have a noun phrase with a/an

E.g. It was such a cold night

E.g. He is such an angry man

 

We use so before adverbs

E.g. They sang so brilliantly

 

So and Such | Fill in the Gap

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Cockroach Disaster | English Vocabulary Challenge

We all meet difficult situations here and there. Sometimes it’s work, family, friends and in this modern world, it’s often money-related as well. But difficult situations don’t need to be all bad. We can use them to practice our simple past verbs and learn new vocabulary! Take a look at this story below about a difficult situation and then try our quizzes below to test your understanding of the story and knowledge of the words! 

“Yesterday I came home to find something very unpleasant in my house. Apart from the usual mess (because I’m not a tidy person!) I came home to find tons of gigantic cockroaches crawling around my front room!

I don’t know how they arrived, because I certainly didn’t let them in! But when I looked through the door, I saw maybe 10 or 20 of them all crawling around my floor, crawling under the sofa, the chairs and even the rug! Even if I’m a messy person, this was a new level of disgusting. They were huge and some were the size of my little finger!

So, I quickly remembered that my friend Harry, a couple of weeks ago, had had a similar problem with cockroaches. Luckily for him, he’s very rich, and he bought lots of supplies to get rid of the pests. He told me last week that he sprayed his whole house with pest spray and finally got rid of the cockroaches. So I took my mobile and phoned him straight away.

I asked Harry if I could borrow his pest supplies, because now I had the same problem, but to my surprise, Harry said no! He said he didn’t want to lend me his supplies because they cost a lot of money and maybe he would need them for the future. I was furious! I am not a rich person and I can’t afford pest supplies like Harry. He will always be able to afford more supplies, so I thought it was very insensitive. It seemed the pest supplies meant more to him than our friendship.

So in the end, I lost a good friend. But it’s not all bad, I made lots of new friends soon after… 10 or 20 of them in fact!”

Cockroach Disaster | Definitions Quiz

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Cockroach Disaster | True or False

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English Quiz: Adjectives for Describing Difficulty

Adjectives, adjectives, adjectives! The blog of the day is all about those little descriptive words that can completely change the feeling of a story, for better or for worse! How do you feel about your level of adjectives? Do you have a vast catalogue of descriptive words, like a Pantone color chart, or is it more like a rotation of 5 words, one for the most common moods out there?

Adjectives are an integral part of self-expression the English language. Instead of just saying the classic few English adjectives in your repertoire like “nice”, “bad”, “good” and so on, how about expanding upon ways to describe your feelings with one of our English Language Vocabulary quizzes today? We’ve prepared an exercise that will help you decipher the nuances between each adjective and help you express yourself to the fullest!

Adjectives for Describing Difficulty

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How did it go? Are you on top of the world after your performance? Or are you mad because you didn’t do as well as you would have liked. After only a few questions, we’re sure you’ve still got enough energy left in the tank to keep going and do a few more exercises! Now that you’ve done the theoretic exercise, how about a listening exercise? Try the link below to put your ears to practice and see if you can improve your listening English skills!

 

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