Such..that…

August 18, 2014pdf

Such…that… is a correlative conjunction. It is used to give reason.

Study the example given below.

  • It was a very cold after noon. We stopped playing.

We can combine these two sentences using such…that…

  • It was such a cold afternoon that we stopped playing. (NOT It was a very cold afternoon that we stopped playing.)

Very cannot be followed directly by that-clauses.

Combine the following sentences using such…that…

1. The boy asked a very foolish question. Everybody laughed at him.

2. The man spoke with great passion. All listeners were moved to tears.

3. It was a hot day. Nobody could do any work.

4. It was a very interesting story. I read it in one sitting.

5. He used very bad words. I couldn’t help but slap him.

6. The boy has very fine manners. Everyone likes him.

7. Russia is a big country. It has eleven time zones.

Answers

1. The boy asked such a foolish question that everybody laughed at him.

2. The man spoke with such passion that all listeners were moved to tears.

3. It was such a hot day that nobody could do any work.

4. It was such an interesting story that I read it in one sitting.

5. He used such bad words that I couldn’t help but slap him.

6. The boy has such fine manners that everyone likes him.

7. Russia is such a big country that it has eleven time zones.

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