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    #1

    so...that; how I didn't

    Dear teachers,

    I have two questions to ask.

    No.1
    Andy has so many rule he must go crazy just trying to remember them.

    I think it should be:
    Andy has so many rule that he must go crazy just trying to remember them.

    No.2
    You can imagine how I didn't really enjoy the special.

    I know how used this way can be following by positive sentence. But can it be, used this way, followed by a negative sentence?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: so...that; how I didn't

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Andy has so many rules he must go crazy just trying to remember them.
    Andy has so many rules that he must go crazy just trying to remember them.
    It is fine to drop the 'that', especially in informal conversation.

    Without further context, the idea of somebody having a lot of rules seems a little strange to me.

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    Re: so...that; how I didn't

    Hi 5jj,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see. Maybe all the grammatical rules I have learned are formal so that when I come across informal rules I get confused.
    It should be "rules".

    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It is fine to drop the 'that', especially in informal conversation.

    Without further context, the idea of somebody having a lot of rules seems a little strange to me.

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    Re: so...that; how I didn't

    Dear teachers,

    I have two questions to ask.
    Then please ask the second one in a separate thread as they are unrelated, jiang.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Oct-2011 at 09:38.

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    Re: so...that; how I didn't

    OK.

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