The correlative conjunction so---that--- shows cause and effect.
Study the following sentences.
- It rained very heavily. As a result, the town went under water.
Here the first sentence refers to the cause that leads to the effect mentioned in the second sentence.
We can combine these two sentences using so---that---
- It rained so heavily that the town went under water.
More examples are given below.
- They arrived very late. They missed the first part of the show.
- They arrived so late that they missed the first part of the show.
- She spoke very rudely. I felt like slapping her.
- She spoke so rudely that I felt like slapping her.
- The food was delicious. We enjoyed it heartily.
- The food was so delicious that we enjoyed it heartily.
- He speaks very fast. I dont understand half of what he says.
- He speaks so fast that I dont understand half of what he says.
- He is very forgetful. Sometimes he doesnt remember his own phone number.
- He is so forgetful that sometimes he doesnt remember his own phone number.
- The pain was unbearable. I couldnt sleep at all.
- The pain was so unbearable that I couldnt sleep at all.
- She was very beautiful. I couldnt take my eyes off her.
- She was so beautiful that I couldnt take my eyes off her.
During, in and for
say and tell
See, look at and watch
Sensible and sensitive
What is a sentence?
Shade and shadow
She is ill and she has been ill: difference
Should in subordinate clauses
Since and for
Since as an adverb and a conjunction
Since, as, because and so
Subject - verb agreement: basic rules
Such and such...that
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