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    such that?

    I have never seen ", such that" in this kind of composition. Is it a replacement for ",so that" to mean a result?

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    Re: such that?

    In a way it means "so that", but more accurately "to the extent that", because it's referring to the degree of modification the area must undergo.

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    Re: such that?

    Sorry for butting in on this one but can "such that" and "so that" be used pretty much interchangeably? Would it sound OK to say "He was a great crooner such that/so that everyone amired him."?

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    Re: such that?

    Sorry for butting in on this one but can "such that" and "so that" be used pretty much interchangeably? Would it sound OK to say "He was a great crooner such that/so that everyone admired him."?

    "He was a great crooner, such that everyone admired him".
    This sounds OK and again means something like "to the extent that", "in such a way that", but this sense is probably more commonly expressed as:
    "He was such a great crooner that everyone admired him".

    "He was a great crooner, so that everyone admired him" is probably more commonly expressed without "that":
    "He was a great crooner, so everyone admired him".
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    "He was so great a crooner that everyone admired him".

    "He was a great crooner so that everyone admired him" is unlikely to be misinterpreted, but in a slightly different context "so that" can introduce a factor of intent. "He was nice to his boss so that he kept getting the best jobs".

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