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English Grammar Reference: So and Such

These two sentences have the same meaning:
Chris Knight is so good I would travel a long way to see him sing.
Chris Knight is such a good singer I would travel a long way to see him sing.

Look at the constructions:

So

It was so hot yesterday I went to the beach.

Subject

to be

so

adjective

(that)

subject

verb

 

It

was

so

cheap

that

I

bought

two.

They

were

so

tired

 

they

went

straight to bed.

Such

It was such a hot day yesterday we went to the beach.

Subject

to be

such

(a)

adjective

subject

(that)

subject

verb

It

was

such

a

cheap

phone

that

I

bought

two.

They

were

such

 

beautiful

pictures

 

they

won

the competition.

We can also use so and such in shorter sentences as a way of saying "very" or "really".

It's so hot!
It was so interesting!

It was such an exciting match!
It's such a good book!