So, such, very, too: grammar exercise

August 19, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences.

1. It was …………………. hot that we didn’t go out.

a) so

b) too

c) very

2. She is ……………….. old to work.

a) too

b) so

c) very

3. The tea was ……………………. hot.

a) too

b) very

c) either could be used here

4. The milk was …………………. good that we couldn’t stop drinking it.

a) so

b) very

c) too

5. It’s …………………… terrible weather.

a) such

b) so

c) either could be used here

6. She is looking ………………….. older.

a) so

b) so much

c) either could be used here

7. It was ………………….. warm when we were in Vienna.

a) very

b) so

c) either could be used here

8. He spoke …………………… fast that nobody could understand.

a) so

b) very

c) too

9. Would you be ………………….. kind as to tell me the time?

a) so

b) very

c) too

10. He is a ………………….. intelligent child.

a) so

b) very

c) too

Answers

1. It was so hot that we didn’t go out.

2. She is too old to work.

3. The tea was too / very hot. (Too can be used to talk about a negative extreme. Very is also possible here.)

4. The milk was so good that we couldn’t stop drinking it.

5. It is such terrible weather.

6. She is looking so much older. (Before a comparative form we use so much, not so.)

7. It was very warm when we were in Vienna. (To simply give information, we use very.)

8. He spoke so fast that nobody could understand.

9. Would you be so kind as to tell me the time?

10. He is a very intelligent child.

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