Such vs Such as

Kita sering melihat dan mungkin menggunakan kata “such”. Namun ada kemiripan kata seperti “such” dan “such as”. Perbedaannya adalah bahwa “such” Artinya Demikian/Tersebut sedangkan “such as” artinya seperti.

Such as diguanakn dengan kata benda dan untuk memberikan contoh:

* He likes playing sports such as tennis, football and swimming.
* At such times as Christmas and Easter, many people take holidays.

Kegunaan such adalah sebagai berikut:

1) Dalam situasi formal, such + noun berarti “tersebut” dan diletakkan sebelum a / an.

* The committee is thinking of raising the subscription. I would oppose such a decision.
* There are various ways of composing secret messages. Such systems are called ‘codes’ or ‘ciphers’.

2) Such digunakan sebelum Aadjective + Noun.

* I’m sorry you had such a bad journey. (= You had a very bad journey, and I’m sorry).
* It was a pleasure to meet such interesting people.

3) Dalam situasi tidak resmi, such dapat juga digunakan untuk memberikan informasi baru, ketika pembicara ingin menekankan apa yang dikatakannya.

* He’s such an idiot!
* She has such a marvelous voice!

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