How to use the phrase as such?

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Please give me example. Thanks.

Category: asked November 27, 2013

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There are two usages for “as such”:

 

1: Of the usual or expected kind, or in the usual manner.

 

Example: I don’t have a bedtime as such, but I must wake up to be at work on time. (This sentence indicates that there is no usual or specific time that this person goes to bed.

 

2: If something is by itself and not considered along with other things. This usage can also be substituted for the expression “per se”.

 

Example: There is nothing wrong with eating french fries as such, but eating too much fast food can be unhealthy. (This sentence indicates that french fries in of themselves are okay but, when eaten along with other fast food, can be unhealthy.