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"in such a case" vs. "in such case"

English translation: singular/plural

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22:02 Jul 17, 2007
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English term or phrase: "in such a case" vs. "in such case"
Is there any difference in meaning between those two? If so, which namely?
Maciej Andrzejczak
Local time: 16:38
English translation:singular/plural
Explanation:
You say "in such a case" / "in such cases".
"In such case" is less common in my experience, and is a contraction of "in such a case"

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Note added at 46 mins (2007-07-17 22:49:04 GMT)
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"In such case" is possibly more used in official or legal type documents.
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Mark Nathan
Local time: 16:38
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singular/plural


Explanation:
You say "in such a case" / "in such cases".
"In such case" is less common in my experience, and is a contraction of "in such a case"

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Note added at 46 mins (2007-07-17 22:49:04 GMT)
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"In such case" is possibly more used in official or legal type documents.

Mark Nathan
Local time: 16:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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