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    #1

    such/so

    Is it possible to convert this:

    He is not so busy that he can't go for a walk now and then.

    to this:

    He is not such a busy man that he can't go for a walk now and then.

    without changing the meaning?

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    #2

    Re: such/so

    I don't think it changes the meaning substantially (unless, of course "he" is a boy, and your rewrite aged him into a man).
    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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    #3

    Re: such/so

    Good. Thanks, Barb!

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