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    this/that as adverbs

    Hello.
    I have a question about "that" and This".
    If we use them as adverbs their meaning is pretty much equal to "so", for me at least.
    For example lets examine these sentences:


    I hadnít realised that things had got this/that/so bad.
    No one expected it to cost that/this/so much.
    I was that/this/so embarrassed I didnít know what to say.


    For me, they all are used as emphatic words. Then, what is the difference, and where can I read about usage this/that in that manner?
    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: this/that as adverbs

    No difference between them in the first two of your examples. The last one only "so" works. You can look them up in a dictionary for more information.

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