How to use
of the same kind as the thing or person which has already been mentioned
Such behavior is just not acceptable in this school.
The rules make it quite clear what should be done in such a situation.
A victory for Brazil had been predicted and such indeed was the result.
She needs to see a psychiatrist
or some such
'You said you'd be finished by today.' 'I said
such as this/these
There is now a greater awareness of problems such as these.
treated/recognized/accepted etc as such
Birth is a natural process and should be treated as such.
used when giving an example of something
Cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse and Snoopy are still popular.
large electrical goods such as television sets and washing machines
used to ask someone to give an example
'There are lots of useful things you could do.' 'Such as?'
used to emphasize your description of something or someone
They're such nice people.
It's such a long way from here.
I felt such an idiot.
He's such a nice guy (NOT a such nice guy).
used to mention the result of a quality that something or someone has
It's such a tiny kitchen that I don't have to do much to keep it clean.
He came to such a sudden stop that we almost hit him.
used to say that something is so great, so bad etc that something else happens
be such that/as to do something
The force of the explosion was such that windows were blown out.
His manner was such as to offend nearly everyone he met.
in such a way/manner that/as to do something
He lectured in such a way that many in the audience found him impossible to understand.
to such an extent/degree that
Her condition deteriorated to such an extent that a blood transfusion was considered necessary.
used to show that you think that something is not good enough or that there is not enough of it
such as it is/such as they are etc
We will look at the evidence, such as it is, for each of these theories.
such ... as
Such food as they gave us was scarcely fit to eat.
used to refer only to people or things of a particular group or kind
such ... as/who/that
Such individuals who take up this role often find life frustrating.
such of something/somebody as
Such of you as wish to leave may do so now.
there's no such person/thing etc as somebody/something
used to say that a particular person or thing does not exist
There's no such thing as magic.
not (...) as such
used to say that the word you are using to describe something is not exactly correct
There isn't a garden as such, just a little vegetable patch.
used to say that something does not include or is not related to all things or people of a particular type
We have nothing against men as such.
used to say that other people or things like the ones you have just mentioned are included
It won't be anything special - just a few cakes and sandwiches and such.
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