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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    He speaks so fast for me to understand.

    Hello, teachers. I have a question.

    He speaks too fast for me to understand.
    -> Is it totally wrong to say " He speaks so fast for me to understand." instead?

    Thank you in advance!

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    #2

    Re: He speaks so fast for me to understand.

    In a word, yes.

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    #3

    Re: He speaks so fast for me to understand.

    You can say He speaks so fast I can't understand him.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: He speaks so fast for me to understand.

    I would add 'that' before 'I' above.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: He speaks so fast for me to understand.

    It's perfectly fine to omit "that" in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: He speaks so fast for me to understand.

    And fine to include it.

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