I would appreciate it if anybody indicates the usage of in such ......... as to. I knew that if I would provide context, it might easy for experts to say something about my query. But I'm afraid to say that no context is available. Before posting this thread at this website, I asked one of my friends about in such ....... as to. He told me that it may be used to represent a potential result, not a result that has already occurred. But he was not sure.

By the way, are the sentences which I have written above correct?

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    I don't recognize the expression as such. Is there perhaps a longer version that's been cut off? Is the missing part a noun? Do you mean as in: "in such donkey as to"? That has no meaning in English. But it might if we build the sentence longer. Dec 31 '15 at 15:15
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    Please, recheck my query. I have edited it.
    – Azahar Ali
    Dec 31 '15 at 15:23
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    Hehe, you accidentally removed the style changes I've put... Or was it intentional? Dec 31 '15 at 15:25
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    Your query is still not answerable. You need to specify if it's a noun or something in the place of dots. As it is now, I can't recognize it from proper English (but it sounds like a distorted fragment of something that was correct but isn't anymore. Do you mean as in "in such case as to..."? You don't need to provide the context but you will need to give an example. Dec 31 '15 at 15:28
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    Never mind. It's OK. But please provide an example (not context), to clarify. Otherwise, I'd say your friend is mistaken. Dec 31 '15 at 15:29

Unless there's a uncommon usage that I'm not familiar with, I'd say it's wrong. When I try to make sense of the following:

...in such case as to...

I can't think of anything that would make sense. We can say:

I'll visit a new club tonight and in such place as that, I'll score for sure.

but that's not following the to part of your pattern. Or we could say:

I won't dance because such action as to dance makes me look like an idiot.

but that misses the in part of your pattern. So I doubt that it's correct to use it the way your friend suggested but you're not far off.

  • in such case....as to is not a "thing" in English.
    – Lambie
    Jan 15 '20 at 22:02
  • @Lambie Oh, that was a surprise. Might be my prejudice, which I apologize for, but I did not expect a woman. That got me curious. Regrettably, your blurb only told be that you prefer to keep an air of mystery about you. :) Jan 18 '20 at 21:26

"in (with) such.........as to"

I have some examples of this construction

The man was laughing with such gusto as to frighten the child

The gift was given in such jest as to amuse the crowd

Not brilliant examples, but you get the idea....

(The man laughed so heartily that he frightened the child; the gift was given in such a funny way that it amused the crowd)

  • Yes, but I think one need to point out that the question isn't not a form in English. "in such ....as to". You might want to say something about that.
    – Lambie
    Jan 15 '20 at 22:04
  • @Lambie Please don't take this comment as an ofence or aggression on my part and I do apologies if it comes out that way. I noticed that you make remarks on the answers given being (politely) criticizing. While the critique is encouraged and welcome, I noticed that in your comment, you have a grammatical error (*one needs to...) and a double negation ("isn't not..."). While certainly possible that those are but typos, I also notice some word choices suggestion that you refer to colloquial English, being the common way but not the only. May I enquire to your academic background, please? Jan 16 '20 at 6:32
  • @Lambie Thanks for clarifying your "credentials". And hats off for not taking offense. Such a question might be perceived as infectious by certain people. The original question was asked New Year's Eve over four years ago so I guess the OP doesn't care anymore. However, for the correctness sake, feel free to edit the shazoo of my answer to make it proper. I trust your judgement. :) Jan 16 '20 at 22:10

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