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Friday is New Year's Day. As such, this post office will be closed.

Is 'As such' used correctly in relation to the first sentence?

Many thanks.
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I do not think that "as such" has been used correctly in relation to the first sentence. The correct word, according to me, is "therefore".
I think it's correct. See:

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As such it is vitally important for `;softening'; social relationships
and de-stressing moments of close proximity.

As such, he reports to president David Tory.

As such, of course, it fails to the extent that the attempt to
establish the differentiation fails.

http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/saraWeb?qy=as+such
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However, most dictionaries don't report this usage, but perhaps "in that capacity/(respect?)" is a good translation:

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28. as such,

a. as being what is indicated; in that capacity: An officer of
the law, as such, is entitled to respect.

b. in itself or in themselves: The position, as such, does not
appeal to him, but the salary is a lure.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=as+such&r=66
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Yoong LiatFriday is New Year's Day. As such, this post office will be closed.

Is 'As such' used correctly in relation to the first sentence?

Many thanks.
Hi Yoong Liat,

Could you share with me what such stands for in your sentence?

Best,
Hoa Thai
Hi Hoa Thai

Singaporeans often use "As such" to mean "Therefore", but I was told that the phrase doesn't mean "Therefore", so I was wondering whether the sentence I posted earlier is correct grammatically.

I hope one of our members will be able to explain to me how to use "As such" correctly.

Best wishes
Neeraj JainI do not think that "as such" has been used correctly in relation to the first sentence. The correct word, according to me, is "therefore".
Hi Jain

You cannot use 'according to me'. Instead, you should use 'in my opinion'.
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I would not use as such in that sentence.
I would use therefore.

This use of as such in that position strikes me as a literal translation of something from a foreign language, rather than as an idiomatic English use.

CJ
CalifJimI would not use as such in that sentence.
I would use therefore.

This use of as such in that position strikes me as a literal translation of something from a foreign language, rather than as an idiomatic English use.

CJ

Hi, CJEmotion: smile

How about the three in my posting, culled from the British National Corpus?

Thanks.
Hi,

Friday is New Year's Day. As such, this post office will be closed.

Is 'As such' used correctly in relation to the first sentence?

Basically, this is the idea.

Something is A. As such (ie as A) , B is something. eg

Tom is a father. As such (ie as a father), he must support his children.

The original sentence does not fit this pattern, and thus is incorrect. Compare this correct one.

Friday is New Year's Day. As such (ie as a public holiday), it is the first public holiday next year.

Best wishes, Clive
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