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So and such Unit 98

Unit 98

So and such


(a) Изучите примеры:


- I didn't enjoy the book. The story was so stupid.

- I didn't enjoy the book. It was such a stupid story.


Мы употебляем so с прилагательным

без существительного: so interesting


Мы употебляем such с прилагательным

c существительным: such an interesting story


Мы употебляем so с наречием: so carefully



(b) So и such усиливают значение прилагательного.

Мы говорим:

so long но such a long time

so far но such a long way

so many но such a lot (of)

so much но such a lot (of)

Сравните so и such в следующих предложениях:


- I like Tom and Ann. They are so nice.

- I like Tom and Ann. They are such nice people. (но не `so nice people')


Часто мы говорим so...that..и such...that..:


- I was so tired that I went to bed at seven o'clock.

- She worked so hard that she made herself ill.

- It was such lovely weather that we spent the whole day in the garden.

- The book was so good that I couldn't put it down.

It was such a good book that I couldn't put it down.


Вы можете опустить that в этих предложениях:


- I was so tired (that) I went to bed at 7 o'clock.


(c) В этих предложениях мы употребляем so и such

разным образом:


- I expected the weather to be mush cooler. I didn't expect it to be so

warm. (= as warm as it is)

- I'm tired because I got up at 6 o'clock. I don't usually get up so

early. (= as early as 6 o'clock)

- Hurry up! Don't walk so slowly. (= as slowly as you are walking)

- I was surprised when Jack told me the house was built 100 years

ago. I didn't realise it was so old. (= as old as it is)

I didn't realise it was such an old house.


(d) Мы говорим: so long но `such a long time';

so far но `such a long way'; so many, so much

но `such a lot (of)':


- I haven't seen him for so long that I've forgotten what he looks like.

(или ... for such a long time ...)

- I didn't know you lived so far from the city centre. (или ... such a

long way from ...)

- Why did you buy so much food? (или ... such a lot of food?)

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