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    Default Re: rules and exercises on intensifiers

    1) That book is so boring that I cannot finish it. =

    a) That book is too boring to finish.
    b) That book is too boring to be finished in time for class tomorrow.
    c) That book is too boring for me to finish.

    2) My uncle has so much money that he can buy an airplane. =

    a) My uncle has such a lot of money that he can buy an airplane (?)

    3) My uncle is so stingy that his wife has left him. =

    a) My uncle is stingy enough for his wife to have left him.
    b) My uncle is too stingy to live with.

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    Thank you Casiopea for having answered me so quickly. That's great!

    Instead of 2 a) can I say:

    b) My uncle has such a large amount of money (or some thing of the kind) that he can buy an airplane ?

    All the best,
    Hela
    Last edited by hela; 07-Feb-2005 at 08:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Thank you Casiopea for having answered me so quickly. That's great!

    Instead of 2 a) can I say:

    b) My uncle has such a large amount of money (or some thing of the kind) that he can buy an airplane ?

    All the best,
    Hela
    Informally, it's fine. "such" expresses, to a great extent, and "amount" could be viewed as having an extent, be it small or large. Formally, though,

    My uncle has a great deal of money, so much in fact, that . . . .
    My uncle has so much money that . . . .

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