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    • Join Date: Jun 2007
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    #1

    Dear teachers

    I somehaw confused about using these items:
    very, too, so.
    In this regards,

    Would you please explain to us grammatically the difference between them. I will appreciate providing your explainations with examples.

    Your cooperation and prompt reply is highly appreciated.

    With regards,
    Miss Rana


    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 19
    #2

    Re: Dear teachers

    Use too when you want to express excess.
    The coffee was too hot. I couldn't drink it.
    The coffee was too hot to drink.
    My pants are too long. I have to shorten them.
    I'm sorry, I can't go to that restaurant. It's too expensive.

    Use very when you want to intensify an adjective.
    I was very young when I read that book.
    José likes feijoada very much.
    It's very dark out tonight.
    That restaurant is very expensive. I'll go there when I get paid.

    Use so when you want to show a cause and effect.
    Samuél was so late that he missed most of the concert.
    My car is so old that I'm going to have to get rid of it.
    It was so dark outside that Agnes tripped over my bicycle.
    The restaurant was so expensive that César had to borrow money from his girlfriend.

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    -The coffee was too hot to drink.
    Meaning:…the coffee is excessively hot …it is impossible to drink…too is always negative…
    Formation: place too before the adjective

    -The coffee was delicious and very hot.
    Meaning: …the coffee was hot but drinkable…
    Formation:place very before the adjective…
    Note: do not use very with delicious.

    -The coffee was so good that I had another cup.
    Meaning: …the result of the coffee being delicious was that I had a second cup…
    Formation:enclose the adjective (or adverb) with so…that…
    …so good that…
    …so fast that…

    Last edited by Miss fer; 02-Jun-2007 at 15:24.


    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 13
    #3

    Re: Dear teachers

    Miss FER

    THANK YOU A LOT FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION AND COOPERATION IN SHOWING THE DIFFERENCE IN DETAILS.
    EVERY THING NOW IS CLEAR.

    WITH REGARDS,
    RANA


    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 19
    #4

    Re: Dear teachers


    Good!

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