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1Emphatic Structures (Words that give EMPHASIS) How to use:so . . .such . . .
2Adding Emphasis: very really extremely quite There are many ways to add emphasis to an idea in English. Last week, we talked about degree adverbs, such as . . .veryreallyextremelyquite
3Let’s look at some examples Other ways to emphasize include these two structures:so (which is another degree adverb)andsuchLet’s look at some examples
4ADD “so” to emphasize “adorable” Using SOWe usually use SO + an adjective to give emphasis to a description of someone or something.Example:Your dog is SO adorable.ADD “so” to emphasize “adorable”ADJECTIVE
5ADD “so” to emphasize “quickly” Using SOWe can also use SO + an adverb to give emphasis to the MANNER in which someone does something.Example:He ran the race SO quickly.ADD “so” to emphasize “quickly”ADVERB:-HOW he ran
6Using SUCH . . . such a(n) such adjective adjective singular noun SUCH is another way to give emphasis.SUCH must go with:an adjective+ an NOUNsucha(n)adjectivesingularnounsuchadjectivepluralnoun
7Using SUCH a(n) You did SUCH a great job! Example: USE “a” because JOB is a singular nounADD “such” to emphasize “great job”ADJNOUN
8Using SUCH a(n) I had SUCH an exhausting day! Example: USE “an” because DAY is a singular nounADD “such” to emphasize “exhausting day”ADJNOUN
9We made you breakfast, Mom! ADD “such” to emphasize “wonderful ..and bought you flowers!Using SUCHPLURAL Nouns:Example:Ana has SUCH wonderful children!ADD “such” to emphasize “wonderfulchildren”ADJPLURAL NOUN
10Using SUCH PLURAL Nouns: They are SUCH great singers! Example: ADD “such” to“great singers”ADJPLURAL NOUN
11INCORRECT USE:WRONG: My sister is SO a smart person! Correct: She is SUCH A smart person! WRONG: David’s writing is SUCH great. Correct: David’s writing is SO great.
12Don’t Confuse …SUCH A (+ADJ +NOUN) and SUCH AS – used to introduce examples -English is such a difficult language. -Karen knows many languages, such as English, French, and Italian.
13Keep practicing this grammar Keep practicing this grammar! It will help you improve your speaking and writing in English.The End!