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    very / small / that

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    Few natural elements exist in ..... that they are rarely seen in their natural environments.

    For the gap, which one is suitable?

    - very small quantities or such small quantities. I think the former would be suitable if "that" were not in the sentence. Am I right? But in that situation, the later would be correct.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: very / small / that

    Where did you find that sentence, oksuz?
    Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.

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    Re: very / small / that

    I took it from a test. I am trying to understand what would be the meaning of the sentence with and without "that". And how is related to "small" and "very".

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    Re: very / small / that

    Who published the test? Are you sure it shouldn't be "A few natural elements..."?
    Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.

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    #5

    Re: very / small / that

    I took it from this website.

    http://www.yeuanhvan.com/part-1-toef...t-47#questions

    But I am not sure whether it is credible now.

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    #6

    Re: very / small / that

    The answer is (a) "such small quantities."

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