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    enough to....

    I happened to see some example sentences in a grammar book.

    S1. Jayden is tall enough to touch the ceiling.
    S2. Jayden is so tall that he can touch the ceiling.

    The book says S1 can be changed to S2 and they both have the same meanings.
    But I think S2 is unnatural to me and they have at least different meanings.

    S3. Emma got up early enough to catch the first train.
    S4. Emma got up so early that she could catch the first train.

    How about S4?
    can S3 be changed to S4?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: enough to....

    They don't mean exactly the same. In S1, Jayden is not necessarily particularly tall, but in S2 there is a strong suggestion that he is tall. Similarly, In S3 Emma did not necessarily get up very early, but in S4 the is a strong suggestion that she did.


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