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What is the difference between such requests, and these/those requests?

For example, consider these sentences that are taken from a sentence making a list of requests:

Such requests cannot be accepted.

These requests cannot be accepted.

What is the difference between the first and the second sentence?

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My interpretation of the difference is that "Such requests cannot be accepted" means "requests such as these", in other words the list of requests given is a representative sample of the sort of request that cannot be accepted.

"These requests cannot be accepted," on the other hand, means that these specific requests are, for some reason, unacceptable.

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Such requests means requests of this type. These requests refers to a specific set of requests.

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