B2 First grammar: so and such

What's the difference between so and such? Look at these examples and complete the rules below.

  • She's so beautiful.
  • She's such a beautiful woman.
  • I met so many people last night.
  • I ate so much food that I feel sick.

We use with adjectives (e.g. tired, dangerous ...).

We use with adjective + noun (e.g. bad weather, big tree).

We use with many + countable noun (e.g. many trees).

We use with much + uncountable noun (e.g. much time).

Practice 1: open cloze

You may need to use so and such in Use of English part 2. Complete the sentences below with so or such.

  1. I've studied much grammar that I'm exhausted.
  2. My sister is good at English - she should be a teacher.
  3. I've been waiting for a long time.
  4. I watched a lot of TV last night.
  5. I watched much TV last night.
  6. I'm hungry, I could eat a horse.
  7. I have many ideas, I don't know where to begin.
  8. Ask Tom for help - he gave me good advice last time I asked him.