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    Default Intensifiers

    Dear teachers,

    Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1) a) Heís such an excellent student. He deserves to get promoted.
    [Do we need an exclamation mark after student?]

    b) Heís such an excellent student that he deserves to get promoted.

    2) The pizza is very tasty I think Iíll have another piece.
    The pizza is so tasty that I think Iíll have another piece.

    3) a) That wall is too high to climb. I need a ladder.
    b) That wall is too high, I cannot climb it. I need a ladder.

    4) The weather was so terrible in England that they came back in two days.

    5) a) She didnít speak loudly enough for the audience to hear her.
    b) She didnít speak loudly enough to be heard by the audience.

    6) a) He is such a kind fellow that he will never refuse to help.
    b) He is so kind a fellow that he will never refuse to help.
    c) He is so kind a fellow to refuse to help. [incorrect?]
    d) He is too kind a fellow to refuse to help.

    Thank you very much.
    Hela

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    Default Re: Intensifiers

    Quote Originally Posted by hela View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1) a) Heís such an excellent student. He deserves to get promoted.
    [Do we need an exclamation mark after student?]

    Exclamation marks are always optional. Your choice of whether to use one depends on how emphatic you want the sentence to be.

    b) Heís such an excellent student that he deserves to get promoted.

    2) The pizza is very tasty{and or . is required here} I think Iíll have another piece.
    The pizza is so tasty that I think Iíll have another piece.

    3) a) That wall is too high to climb. I need a ladder.
    b) That wall is too high,{. not ,} I cannot climb it. I need a ladder.

    4) The weather was so terrible in England that they came back in two days. "In" works but "after" is more natural.

    5) a) She didnít speak loudly enough for the audience to hear her.
    b) She didnít speak loudly enough to be heard by the audience.

    6) a) He is such a kind fellow that he will never refuse to help.
    b) He is so kind a fellow that he will never refuse to help.
    c) He is so kind a fellow to refuse to help. [incorrect?] Incorrect.
    d) He is too kind a fellow to refuse to help.

    Thank you very much.
    Hela

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