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TENSE TUESDAY: 'SO' + A 'THAT' CLAUSE

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Last week for Tense Tuesday we looked at SO + ADVERB for extreme actions. An example is sentence 2 below:

Example 1: He runs quickly.

Example 2: He runs so quickly!

The addition of SO is for emphasis: in Example 2, the speaker is much more surprised by the runner's speed. 

We can also use a SO + ADJECTIVE combination. With this, SO + ADJECTIVE is followed by a relative clause that begins with THAT

Example 1: He was so tired that he fell asleep while eating his dinner. 

Example 2: I was so nervous that I couldn't eat. 

Example 3: My Mom is so concerned that I'm working too hard. 

If you don't remember what a RELATIVE CLAUSE is, check out our post on this subject:

https://www.ziggurat.es/leccion_ingles/2689

That's all for today. I hope you are so inspired that you will continue learning English for the rest of the day! Or perhaps you have to work...