Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
The other day I was talking to someone from Europe and I noticed that they were using so a lot when they should have been using such.
So I thought that today I’d talk a bit about the difference between so and such.
So and such usually mean the same thing. For example they can both make the meaning of an adjective or an adverb stronger.
She’s nice. She’s so nice. She’s a nice person. She’s such a nice person.
You can’t say: She’s such nice.
And you can’t say: She’s so a nice person.
So the meaning of the words is the same, they are just used differently.
In this case, the pattern is: so + adjective.
And in this case, the pattern is: such + adjective + noun.
There are other patterns too, so please study the patterns and try writing some examples yourself. I’ll put some links to some pages where you can practice.
So and Such at a4esl
So and Such at English Page
So and Such at Using English
So and Such at BBC
And why don’t you try writing some comments under this video using so and such?
The site I recommend today is called Twitter.
What is twitter?
Wikipedia says: Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates … (which are) up to 140 characters in length.
So it’s micro-blogging … which is like blogging, but not writing as much.
It’s quite a strange website in a way … because people write stuff like exactly what they’re doing at the moment. For example: I am eating a tomato sandwich for lunch. And it’s like, hmm, who cares?
But I think it could be good practice for writing English. You could set yourself a goal, for example: I’m going to write 5 twitter updates about what I’m doing, every day. And it could be good for getting you in the habit of writing English every day.
And it all stays there, of course, so you can look back at what you’ve written in the past and see how your English is improving. And you could also get your teacher or a friend to check out your twitter profile and point out any mistakes.
And if you feel like following me on twitter, I’m tdes, not that I ever write anything interesting … but you never know, I might do, one day.
Kia Ora, this is Stick News. Yesterday the Prime Minister of Japan resigned.
Did you actually buy that?
Does that say YouTube on your jacket?
YouTube as in the website.
Did you actually buy that?
No, they sent it to me.
Because they love me.
Because … I participated in something that they were doing.
What was that?
They were asking people to make them videos to give them feedback about the site and so I made one.
I still can’t believe you’re wearing a YouTube jacket.
Why? It’s awesome. I love it. Don’t be jealous!
えっ、何で？ カッコイイじゃんこれ。 欲しがってもあげないよ。
Check out my stylish jacket ...
Show 814 Wednesday 3 September
The Daily English Show