Combining two sentences using so…that…

June 23, 2013pdf

So…that… is a subordinating conjunction. Using so…that… we can combine clauses that show a cause and effect relationship.

Exercise

Combine the following sentences using so… that…

1. The box is very heavy. I cannot lift it.

2. My brother worked hard. He passed the test.

3. He is very ill. The doctors don’t expect him to survive.

4. My grandfather is very weak. He cannot walk.

5. She is very short. She cannot touch the ceiling.

6. William played cleverly. John couldn’t beat him.

7. The necklace was very expensive. I couldn’t buy it.

8. The famine was very severe. Several people perished.

9. The milk was very good. We couldn’t help drinking it.

10. He is very proud. He will not ask for help.

Answers

1. The box is so heavy that I cannot lift it.

2. My brother worked so hard that he passed the test.

3. He is so ill that the doctors don’t expect him to survive.

4. My grandfather is so weak that he cannot survive.

5. She is so short that she cannot touch the ceiling.

6. William played so cleverly that John couldn’t beat him.

7. The necklace was so expensive that I couldn’t buy it.

8. The famine was so severe that several people perished.

9. The milk was so good that we couldn’t help drinking it.

10. He is so proud that he will not ask for help.

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