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    Default So (adj) that - object repetition

    In a sentence such as

    "The coffee is so hot that I cannot drink it."

    Is the "it" at the end neccessary?

    I don't see any grammar rules specifying that it should be, but it does sound wrong to me to say:

    "The coffee is so hot that I cannot drink."


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    Default Re: So (adj) that - object repetition

    Yes, you need the "it."

    The coffee is too hot to drink.
    The coffee is so hot that I cannot drink it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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