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    Tom lowered himself so much that he hit a girl.

    1) Tom lowered himself so much that he hit a girl.

    2) I didn't know that you would lower yourself to this extent that you would throw your mother out of the house.


    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: Tom lowered himself so much that he hit a girl.

    Are you talking about someone lowering their standard of behaviour?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Tom lowered himself so much that he hit a girl.

    "Lower oneself" is to do with body positions.
    I can't imagine how you do that to hit a person.
    Maybe you mean "stoop so low as to..".
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Tom lowered himself so much that he hit a girl.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "Lower oneself" is to do with body positions.
    I can't imagine how you do that to hit a person.
    Maybe you mean "stoop so low as to..".
    1) Tom stooped himself so low that he hit a girl.

    2) I didn't know that you would stoop yourself "so low" or "to this extent" (can both be used here?) that you would throw your mother out of the house.

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    Re: Tom lowered himself so much that he hit a girl.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "Lower oneself" is to do with body positions.
    I can't imagine how you do that to hit a person.
    Maybe you mean "stoop so low as to..".
    But Google shows it is a synonym of stoop.

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    Re: Tom lowered himself so much that he hit a girl.

    It's an idiom/fixed expression, tufguy.
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...toop_1?q=Stoop
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 23-Sep-2017 at 19:05.

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    Re: Tom lowered himself so much that he hit a girl.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    It's an idiom/fixed expression, tufguy.
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...toop_1?q=Stoop
    1) Tom stooped himself so low that he hit a girl.

    2) I didn't know that you would stoop yourself so low that you would throw your mother out of the house.

    Is it necessary to use "as to" after "stoop so low" in every sentence?

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    Re: Tom lowered himself so much that he hit a girl.

    The idiomatic way to say sentence 1 is Tom stooped so low as to hit a girl.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Tom lowered himself so much that he hit a girl.

    Or "Tom stooped so low that he hit a girl". To be fair, without context, the reader/listener still wouldn't know whether you're talking about Tom's physical movement or his behaviour.

    To be completely clear, I'd say something like "I can't believe Tom did something as despicable as hitting a girl".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Tom lowered himself so much that he hit a girl.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The idiomatic way to say sentence 1 is Tom stooped so low as to hit a girl.
    1) My friend stooped so low as to not return the money, I gave him when he needed it.

    2) My friend stooped so low that he did not return the money, I had given him when he needed it.

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