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    so vs that

    In the following sentence which of the two options in the parenthesis is correct? Many thanks to you.

    My teacher asked me why this math problem was (A. so B. that) simple but I couldn't solve it.

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    Re: so vs that

    Neither option sounds good to me.

    Where did you find the question?

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    Re: so vs that

    Thank you very much for asking me. I wrote the sentence myself. Perhaps that sentence is Chinglish. Could you write a natural sentence for me. Thank you again.

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    Re: so vs that

    "My teacher asked me why this math problem was (A. so B. that) simple but I couldn't solve it."

    Quote Originally Posted by maoyueh View Post
    Thank you very much for asking me. I wrote the sentence myself. Perhaps that sentence is Chinglish. Could you write a natural sentence for me. Thank you again.

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    Re: so vs that

    My teacher asked me why I couldn't solve such a simple math problem.


    My teacher asked me why I couldn't solve a math problem that was so simple.
    The math problem was so simple that the teacher was surprised that I couldn't solve it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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