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1 Emphatic Structures (Words that give EMPHASIS) How to use: so... such...

2 Adding Emphasis: There are many ways to add emphasis to an idea in English. Last week, we talked about degree adverbs, such as... very really extremely quite

3 Other ways to emphasize include these two structures: so (which is another degree adverb) and such

4 Using SO We usually use SO + an adjective to give emphasis to a description of someone or something. Example: Your dog is SO adorable. ADJECTIVEADD “so” to emphasize “adorable”

5 Using SO We can also use SO + an adverb to give emphasis to the MANNER in which someone does something. Example: He ran the race SO quickly. ADVERB: -HOW he ran ADD “so” to emphasize “quickly”

6 Using SUCH... SUCH is another way to give emphasis. SUCH must go with: 1)an adjective 2) + an NOUN

7 Using SUCH a(n) Example: You did SUCH a great job! ADJADD “such” to emphasize “great job” NOUN USE “a” because JOB is a singular noun

8 Using SUCH a(n) Example: I had SUCH an exhausting day! ADJADD “such” to emphasize “exhausting day” NOUN USE “an” because DAY is a singular noun

9 Using SUCH PLURAL Nouns: Example: Ana has SUCH wonderful children! ADJADD “such” to emphasize “wonderful children” PLURAL NOUN We made you breakfast, Mom!..and bought you flowers!

10 Using SUCH PLURAL Nouns: Example: They are SUCH great singers! ADJADD “such” to “great singers” PLURAL NOUN

11 INCORRECT 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.

12 Don’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.

13 Keep practicing this grammar! It will help you improve your speaking and writing in English.


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