Wednesday, November 19, 2014

so thar vs such that

So is paired with a that-clause to create emphasis.  So, an adverb, modifies or intensifies an adjective or adverb in the cause-clause. And that follows in the effect-clause with a remarkable or extraordinary comment.  (Note that may be omitted, and very cannot be used in place of so.)

The meteor storm was so beautiful  that we watched it all night.
The meteor storm passed so quickly that it went by in one week.

Such is paired with a that-clause to create emphasis.  Such, an adjective, modifies the adjective+noun phrase in the cause-clause. The that-clause complements the such-phrase with an effect of remarkable nature. Suchis one of the few adjectives that occurs before the article of the noun.

It was such a beautiful meteor storm that we watched it all night.
It was such a quick meteor storm that it passed by in one week.


SUMBER : http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/8-8.html

TOEFL PREPARATION EXERCISE


SECTION II : STRUCTURE AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION
Time : 25 Minutes, 40 questions.

Part A
DIRECTIONS
Questions 1-15 are incomplete sentences. Beneath each sentence you will see four words or phrases, marked A,B,C,D. Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen. Fill in the space so that the letter inside the oval cannot be seen.

1. The attorney told his client that _________________________
A. They had little chance of winning the case.
B. The case was of a small chance to win
C. It was nearly impossible to win him the case.
D. The case had a minimum chance to be won by him.

2. One of the professor’s greatest attributes is _______________

A. when he gives lectures
B. how in the manner that he lectures
C. the way to give lectures
D. his ability to lecture


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