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1. This is _____ a heavy chair that it is not easy to carry. (much, such) 2. I was ___...

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zangibalti | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted June 1, 2012 at 7:16 AM via web

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1. This is _____ a heavy chair that it is not easy to carry. (much, such)

2. I was ___    pleased about the letter that I ran to tell my mother.  (so, very)

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caglatekeli | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted June 1, 2012 at 9:13 AM (Answer #1)

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such, so, too, because

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rahulsk | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted June 1, 2012 at 9:22 AM (Answer #2)

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such, so, too, because.

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wordprof | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted June 1, 2012 at 9:41 PM (Answer #3)

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No. 1

“Such” is correct, because it is a qualifying adverb modifying “heavy” – how heavy? Such that the chair is not easy to carry. “Much” is an adjective and (even though it looks like “such”) is not grammatically related.

 

No. 2

“So” is correct because it is a qualifying adverb modifying “pleased” – how pleased?   So pleased that I ran to tell my mother.  “Very” is an adverb also, but not a “qualifying” adverb.

 

These small words are confusing to new language learners but can be explained grammatically.  Native speakers have no trouble differentiating among them because they have heard them in speech patterns.

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kavya--kammana | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted June 1, 2012 at 12:03 PM (Answer #4)

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1. such

2. so

3. too

4. because

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