Are all of these constructions correct ? Is there any difference between them?
1) a) No one ever talks to him because he is a very rude man.
b) No one ever talks to him because he is sorude a man.
c) No one ever talks to him because he is toorude a man. (correct ?)
d) Heís such a rude man that no one ever talks to him.
2) a) The water is very cold so no-one can swim in it.
b) The water is too cold to swim in.
c) The water isnít warm enoughto swim in.
3) a) I can hardly hold my pen because my hands are verycold.
b) My hands are so cold that I can hardly hold my pen.
Are there other possibilities?
Last edited by hela; 13-Jan-2005 at 20:15.
1- a&d sound natural, while b&c sound rather literary. 2&3 are fine.