Such members of the family as were in England

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newname

Senior Member
Vietnamese
Hi,

The sentence goes like this:
The meeting was attended by such members of th family as were in England.
My paraphrase:
...by the members of the family who were in England.
I am wondering if this structure with such is still in common use.

Thank you.
 
  • sound shift

    Senior Member
    English - England
    No, that structure is not very common.

    The phrase means "those members of the family who were in England", suggesting that some members of the family were not in England.
     
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