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    Default Re: so, too and very

    Quote Originally Posted by sanaz_gh View Post
    In Q1 correct answer is 'so' .why we can't use 'too' and 'very'.spaceI think they are possible too!
    Because that is not the way these words are used. We can say any of these:

    The coffee was so hot that I couldn't drink it.
    The coffee was (very) hot, and so I couldn't drink it.
    The coffee was very hot, and I couldn't drink it.
    The coffee was too hot to drink.

    The various words are used in different ways.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: so, too and very

    I found sth useful!

    Use too when you want to express excess.

    The coffee was too hot. I couldn't drink it.
    The coffee was too hot to drink.
    My pants are too long. I have to shorten them.
    I'm sorry, I can't go to that restaurant. It's too expensive.


    Use very when you want to intensify an adjective.
    I was very young when I read that book.
    José likes feijoada very much.
    It's very dark out tonight.
    That restaurant is very expensive. I'll go there when I get paid.


    Use so when you want to show a cause and effect.
    Samuél was so late that he missed most of the concert.
    My car is so old that I'm going to have to get rid of it.
    It was so dark outside that Agnes tripped over my bicycle.
    The restaurant was so expensive that César had to borrow money from his girlfriend.

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    Default Re: so, too and very

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Because that is not the way these words are used. We can say any of these:

    The coffee was so hot that I couldn't drink it.
    The coffee was (very) hot, and so I couldn't drink it.
    The coffee was very hot, and I couldn't drink it.
    The coffee was too hot to drink.

    The various words are used in different ways.

    according to this
    'so' comes with 'that' that shows cause and effect.
    'too' shows
    excess but doesn't come with 'that'.
    and 'very' is clear.


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    Default Re: so, too and very

    Please let us know the source of the information you copied and posted here. It's okay to post text from elsewhere, but you have to give proper credit to say where it came from.
    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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    Default Re: so, too and very

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Please let us know the source of the information you copied and posted here. It's okay to post text from elsewhere, but you have to give proper credit to say where it came from.
    You are right.
    But I'm new member and I can't post links because of that I copied.

    I copied from:
    teslcafe.com/node/62

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    Default Re: so, too and very

    Thanks.
    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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