“Such” vs. “Such a”

I wrote this sentence

After providing the anchors, the user must now specify the blocks of the page that are distinguished by one or a group of anchors (see Figure 4). Throughout this article, we refer to such block or range of nodes with the term context node.

Is it such block, or such a block?! I prefer not to say “such blocks”.

Because I’ve usually heard such a with adjectives like “such a nice boy”


If “block” is singular you need the article:

…we refer to such a block or…

Saying “such blocks” would also be correct, but as you say, you would prefer not to use that, so “such a block” would be your best bet.

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