Podcast #127 SO and SUCH – Part 2

Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Other, Word Study

The music is so loud.

The music is so loud that I have a headache.

The music is so loud I have a headache.

 

She spoke so slowly!

She spoke so slowly that I fell asleep.

She spoke so slowly I fell asleep.

 

We planned so carefully!

We planned so carefully that nothing went wrong.

We planned so carefully nothing went wrong.

 

The band played so loudly!

The band played so loudly that my ears hurt.

The band played so loudly my ears hurt.

 

He drove so wildly!

He drove so wildly that we almost crashed.

He drove so wildly that we almost crashed.

 

The phone rang so often!

The phone rang so often that I couldn’t relax.

The phone rang so often I couldn’t relax.

 

There is extremely little water in the desert!

There is so little water in the desert!

You have so many friends!

One sees so much unhappiness.

Why are there so few women working here?

I have so little time to read.

She owes money to so many people.

They put so little chocolate in this cake!

I hear so few good songs on the radio.

 

It’s so hot today!

It’s not that hot.

 

This sauce is so spicy!

It’s not that spicy.

 

The meal was so expensive!

It wasn’t that expensive.

 

This documentary is so interesting!

It isn’t that interesting.

 

The nurses here are so helpful.

They’re not that helpful.

 

ESL Aloud is so effective!

It isn’t that effective.

 

I have never made errors like these.

I have never made such errors.

I have never made errors such as these.

 

Behavior like that is not allowed here.

Such behavior is not allowed here.

Behavior such as that is not allowed here.

 

You don’t encounter talent like this very often.

You don’t encounter such talent very often.

You don’t encounter talent such as this very often.

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