Difference between so and such
There is a huge difference between so and such.
So vs. Such
So and Such are words used to indicate. Though they have similar meanings, there is a huge difference between them in their usage. The word so is an adverb while such is a determiner.
So – Meaning and Usage
The word so is used in a sentence to indicate ‘very’. It can be used with adjectives and adverbs to show extent.
So + Adjective
John is so intelligent.
She is so gorgeous.
So + Adverb
He works so hard.
She sings so well.
‘So’ can be used with ‘that’ to indicate a cause or reason. For example, in the sentence, “beer is so chilled that I can’t drink it.”
He was so good at sketching that he could make sketches of moving objects as well.
Journey was so tiresome that I need to crash straightaway.
So is also used with determining adjectives like many, little, few and much. For example,
She has so many toys.
I love you so much.
She talks so little that no one admires her.
Such – Meaning and Usage
The word such has the same meaning as the word ‘so’ but, it is used in the different context. The word such is used with a noun phrase to indicate the meaning ‘very.’ For example
It is such a hot day.
Like ‘so’, we can also use ‘such’ with ‘that’ to denote a cause or reason.
It is such a hot day that nobody came to run marathon.
It was such a tiresome journey that I need to crash.
He is such a good sketcher that he can make sketches of moving objects as well.