Combining two sentences using too...to and so...that

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Combine the following sentences using too...to and so...that.

An example is given below:

He is very old. He cannot work.

We can combine these two sentences using the structures too...to and so...that.

The words too and so are adverbs that can replace the word very.

He is too old to work.
He is so old that he cannot work.

Exercise

1. He is very poor. He cannot send his children to school.

2. The puzzle was very difficult. I could not solve it.

3. He is very strong. You cannot beat him.

4. The house is very small. It cannot accommodate everybody.

5. He is very stupid. He will not pass the test.

6. He is very old. He cannot walk without support.

7. She was very distressed. She could not answer my questions.

8. You are very young. You cannot get married.

9. She is very shy. She cannot perform on stage.

10. His ideas are very complicated. I cannot comprehend them.

11. The water is very salty. I cannot drink it.

12. We arrived very late. We could not have dinner.

Answers

1. He is too poor to send his children to school. / He is so poor that he cannot send his children to school.

2. The puzzle was too difficult for me to solve (it). / The puzzle was so difficult that I could not solve it.

3. He is too strong for you to beat (him). / He is so strong that you cannot beat him.

4. The house is too small to accommodate everybody. / This house is so small that it cannot accommodate everybody.

5. He is too stupid to pass the test. / He is so stupid that he will not pass the test.

6. He is too old to walk without support. / He is so old that he cannot walk without support.

7. She was too distressed to answer my questions. / She was so distressed that she could not answer my questions.

8. You are too young to get married. / You are so young that you cannot get married.

9. She is too shy to perform on stage. / She is so shy that she cannot perform on stage.

10. His ideas are too complicated for me to comprehend (them). / His ideas are so complicated that I cannot comprehend them.

11. The water is too salty to drink. / The water is too salty for me to drink (it). / The water is so salty that I cannot drink it.

12. We arrived too late to have dinner. / We arrived so late that we could not have dinner.

 

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Combining two sentences using too...to and so...that