Exercise 1

Choose so, such, such a, so much, so many to complete the sentences below.

1It was expensive that we couldn't afford it.

2The party was incredible. They have nice house.

3We didn't get out. It was cold.

4There was bad weather that we had to stay home all day.

5I have watches that I can't decide which one to wear.

6We couldn't believe what had just happened. It was bad luck.

7He put salt that we couldn't eat it.

8When we arrived, John was there. It was surprise.

9She is very glamorous. She always wears nice dresses.

10We couldn't react. Everything happened quickly.


 

 

so, such

 

so + adjective/adverb + (that…)

 
We use so + adjective or adverb

  • Why don’t you try to understand. You are so stubborn!
  • He gets on my nerves. You drive so slowly.

We often use so + adjective or adverb + (that…)

  • He is so good (that) he gets bored when he plays against me.
  • John drives so slowly (that) other drivers get impatient around him. 

 

such a + (adjective) + noun + (that…)

 
We use such a + (adjective) + countable singular noun

  • I love her. She is such a brilliant actress.
  • It was such a party! We had a lot of fun. 

We often use such a + (adjective) + countable singular noun + (that…)

  • It had been such a terrible day (that) I just wanted to go to bed. 
  • He is such a liar (that) nobody trusts him any more. 

 

such + (adjective) + noun + (that…)

 
We use such + (adjective) + uncountable noun or plural noun

  • The trip was a disaster. We had such terrible weather!
  • Everybody loves being with Tom. He tells such funny stories!

We often use such + (adjective) + uncountable noun or plural noun + (that…)

  • We had such terrible weather (that) we decided to go back home. 
  • She said such nice things (that) we were all moved. 

 

so/such – meaning

 
We can use so and such to make the meaning of an adjective, adverb or noun stronger (=’very/really’):

  • Why did you do it? You are so stupid!
  • He was such a terrible father that now his kids don’t want to be around him. 

We can also use so and such to mean ‘like this’:

  • Sorry I didn’t call. I didn’t know it was so important for you. (=important like this).
  • I don’t understand how you could make such a terrible mistake. (= a mistake like this)

 

so much/so many + noun

 

so much + uncountable noun + (that…)

 
We use so much + uncountable noun

  • Did you see her house? I didn’t know she had so much money
  • I wish you wouldn’t spend so much time on the phone.

We often use so much + uncountable noun + (that…)

  • She always cooks so much food that we have to throw half of it away. 
  • There is so much furniture that it’s difficult to walk around the house. 

 

so many + plural noun + (that…)

 
We use so many + plural noun

  • He couldn’t even walk among so many fans.  
  • You don’t need to repeat everything so many times

We often use so many + plural noun + (that…)

  • There were so many people at the concert (that) we didn’t really enjoy it. 
  • She had so many problems (that) she just didn’t know what to do. 

 


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