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SO OR SUCH

Exercise 1:
Complete the following exercise with SO or SUCH.

1 - The day was ___________ hot that everybody went to the beach.

2 - I like Carmen and Michael. They are ___________ nice people.

3 - It was ___________ cold weather that nobody could go outside.

4 - India is ___________ a beautiful country.

5 - Petrol is ___________ expensive now that more and more people take the bus.

6 - My Internet connection is ___________ slow that I can't work properly.

7 - It was ___________ a relief to finish my essay that I decided to go out for a walk.

8 - Paul Auster's latest book was ___________ good that I read it twice.

9 - How could her husband say ___________ horrible things to her.

10 - I wish she didn't drive ___________ fast.

Exercise 2:
Complete the following exercise with SUCH or SUCH A .

1 - I never noticed you lived ___________ long way from the city centre.

2 - They couldn't believe the news on TV. September 11th was ___________ shock.

3 - John and Sonia are ___________ nice people. They get on well with everybody.

4 - Dawn always looks smart. She wears ___________ elegant clothes.

5 - It was ___________ boring film that I kept falling asleep while I was watching it.

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SO OR SUCH

Exercise 3:

Change the sentences but the meaning must remain the same. (with SO or SUCH or
SUCH A)

1 – The weather was so hot ! It was _______________________ .

2 – It was such a windy day! The day was _______________________ .

3 – The exercise was so difficult. It was __________________________ .

4 – Their car was such an expensive one. Their car was ________________________ .

Exercise 4:

Which of the following is NOT correct?

1 - 'He was _________________, he always came top of the class.'

a) so clever b) so intelligent c) such clever d) such a clever boy

2 - 'It was ___________________, everyone stayed indoors.'

a) so hot b) such a hot day c) such hot weather d) so a hot

3 - '£ 300 for a shirt! That's _________________ !'

a) such expensive b) so dear c) so expensive d) such a high price

4 - 'He was ____________________, he could do 10 miles and not even sweat.'

a) such a fit runner b) so a runner c) so fit d) such a good runner

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Grammar tip: So and Such: The Ultimate Practice
So + adjective
Example: You are so beautiful
Exercise 01. Complete the text with so / such
So + adverb
Example: You look so beautifully today. Finland is (1)_______ a nice place to go on winter holidays. The
winter there is (2)_______ mild and welcoming! You can do
Such + noun phrase
Example: You are such a beautiful lady. snowboarding, skating, skiing or any other winter sport, there are
(3)_______ many possibilities. We found (4)_______ a lovely hotel,
and it was (5)_______ a short walk to the skiing slope. Well, winter
Exercise 02. Put so / such in season in Finland is not (6)_______ cheap as we expected, but we
the dialogue situations had (7)_______ a great time there. It is (8)_______ tempting to come
1. Mike: Ann, you are ____ late today, there every winter, again and again.
is everything o.k.?
Ann: I m fine. I m ____ sorry to Exercise 03. Match the pairs to form sentences
make you wait on ____ a hot day.
1. It was such a lovely a. help so much!
2. Luke: Brenda, why do you look
2. We appreciate your b. finding out the truth.
____ utterly surprised?
3. I m so glad to c. great success!
Brenda: I was told ____ an
4. Why are you so sad if d. invite you all to our party.
unexpected story today, Luke.
5. It was such a bad idea e. compared to your sister.
3. Sophie: William, it is ____ a 6. You are so young f. picnic yesterday evening!
generous gift, thank you.
7. Albert was so close to g. a foolish idea from anyone.
William: It is ____ a great feeling
8. How dare she say such h. to bake green beans alone.
to see your joy.
9. The play was such a i. an awful thing about me?
4. Dan: It is ____ a nice offer, Bill, but 10. I ve never heard such j. you ve done nothing wrong?
I ve got plans for the weekend.
Bill: It is ____ upsetting! Input your answers here:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
5. Sam: Oh, it is ____ an awkward
situation, sorry, Lily.
Lily: Don t be ____ sorry, it is
nothing at all.
Exercise 04. Rephrase the sentences to replace such with
6. David: Philip, sometimes you are so and vice versa, depending on the context
____ persuasive!
Philip: I just wanted your company Example: It was so lonely there. -> It was such a lonely day there.
____ much today, David
1. You have such a big and comfortable house!
7. Chris: I m ____ clumsy, sir! Can _______________________________________________
you be ____ kind to forgive me? 2. Her Swiss watch is so unique and expensive.
Seller: It will be ____ nice of you to _______________________________________________
help me with ____ a mess. 3. She had such a busy preparation for her wedding.
8. Greg: Why do you always need to _______________________________________________
be ____ a cruel lady, Kate? 4. Your room is so untidy and not cozy.
Kate: It is not ____ easy to be nice _______________________________________________
and hospitable when people around 5. It was such an obvious decision for you.
do ____ things as you do. _______________________________________________
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Practice
A Too and enough (1–2)
Look at the pictures and write sentences with too and enough.
Use these nouns and adjectives: big, gate, long, low, plane, sweater, ruler, warm, water, wide

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B Too and enough (1–2)


Look at what people are saying and complete the sentences. Use too, too many, too much or
enough with these words: clearly, complicated, difficult, expensive, food, hastily, mistakes, rain,
sweet, traffic
You should have stopped to think first. You acted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
This quiz is rather easy. The questions aren’t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 Can I have some more sugar in my coffee, please? It isn’t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2 I can’t afford a new stereo. It would be . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 There’s a water shortage. There just hasn’t been . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 I can’t read your writing. You don’t write . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 Try to be more careful, please. You’re making . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6 The roads are very crowded. There’s simply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7 I can’t understand these instructions. They’re . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8 Thousands of people are starving because they can’t get . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C Other structures with too and enough (3)


Comment on the situations. Use too or enough and a phrase with for or a to-infinitive.
A taxi would have been best. But you didn’t have the money.
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Sarah can’t take a day off. She’s very busy.


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1 A picnic would be nice. But it’s wet.


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2 All your guests will need chairs. But you haven’t got very many.
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3 You couldn’t carry the equipment. You had such a lot.


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4 Natasha wants to be a professional musician. You think she’s very good.


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Oxford Practice Grammar Intermediate PHOTOCOPIABLE © Oxford University Press 2008


1 Rewrite the sentences in a different way. 2 Rewrite the sentences in a different way.
1 Iron isn't as hard as a diamond. 1 She plays better than I do.
A diamond …………………………………………………………………………… I ……………………………………………………………………………………………
2 Scotland is bigger than Wales. 2 He plays football better than anyone in our team.
Wales …………………………………………………………………………………… He is ……………………………………………………………………………………
3 England is not as big as New Zealand. 3 Men don't live as long as women.
New Zealand ………………………………………………………………………… Women …………………………………………………………………………………
4 Telling lies is not as bad as stealing. 4 You shouldn't drive so fast in this wet weather.
Stealing ……………………………………………………………………………… You should ……………………………………………………………………………
5 Summer nights in Cairo are warmer than in London. 5 We had planned the meeting to end earlier.
In London …………………………………………………………………………… The meeting ended ………………………………………………………………
6 Cairo is hotter than London in July. 6 David didn't enjoy the film as much as Anne.
London isn't ………………………………………………………………………… Anne ……………………………………………………………………………………
7 A broken leg is more serious than a sprained wrist. 7 I like classical music better than pop.
A sprained wrist …………………………………………………………………… I don't …………………………………………………………………………………
8 My son gets dirtier than all the other children. 8 The meal cost us far more than we thought it would.
All the other children …………………………………………………………… We didn't think ……………………………………………………………………
9 New York is colder than London in the winter. 9 There are fewer rainy days in Buenos Aires than in New York.
London isn't ………………………………………………………………………… There aren't …………………………………………………………………………
10 Paris is expensive, but have you ever been to New York? 10 I hadn't expected this exercise to be so difficult.
New York is even ………………………………………………………………… This exercise was …………………………………………………………………
11 TV programmes used to be more interesting. 11 That is the most incredible story I have ever heard.
TV programmes …………………………………………………………………… I've never heard a …………………………………………………………………
12 Prices here are higher than I thought they would be. 12 He was the sweetest little dog I'd ever seen.
I didn't think ………………………………………………………………………… I'd …………………………………………………………………………………………
13 I have never eaten a better meal.
That was ………………………………………………………………………………
so / such 3 He had such a lot of money that he could buy anything.
……………………………………………………………………………………………
so + ADJECTIVE/ ADVERB + that...: 4 There were such a lot of people in the boat that it sank.
The house was so beautiful that they bought it. ……………………………………………………………………………………………
She's playing so well that she's already won the first two sets.
('so + adj. + a + noun' is possible in a more formal style) 2 Rewrite these sentences using 'such'.
such + (a/an) + adjective + NOUN + that...: 1 The book was so interesting that she couldn't stop reading it.
It was such a beautiful house that they bought it. ……………………………………………………………………………………………
He has got such big feet that he can't find shoes to fit him. 2 The dog was so savage. The postman refused to deliver the post.
It was such warm weather that I didn't need a coat. ……………………………………………………………………………………………
3 The road is so narrow that it is difficult for two cars to pass each
so + much/ many + noun + that...: other.
He had so much work that he couldn't sleep at night. ……………………………………………………………………………………………
There are so many things to do that we don't have time to feel 4 The weather was so beautiful that we decided to go for a walk.
lonely. ……………………………………………………………………………………………

such + a lot of + noun + that...: (for both count and uncount nouns) 3 Rewrite these sentences.
He had such a lot of work he couldn't sleep at night. 1 She is such a good tennis player that she wins all her matches.
There is such a lot of things to do we don't have time to feel lonely. She plays tennis ……………………………………………………………………
2 We had a lot of problems.
Note: so far = such a long way; so long = such a long time. We hadn't expected to have …………………………………………………
3 You've got a lot of furniture in this room.
Why have you got ………………………………………………………………… ?
1 Rewrite these sentences using 'so'. 4 It took us a long time to get home this evening.
1 It was such a dangerous job that nobody would do it. It doesn't usually take us ………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………………………………… 5 It's quite a long way from your house to the station.
2 They were such boring films that I fell asleep in the middle. I didn't know it was ………………………………………………………………
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4 Make two sentences from each pair using 'so' and 'such'. 1 Fill in the blanks with 'too' or 'enough'.
1 This detective story is really good. I can't put it down. 1 My brother isn't old _______________ to vote.
This ……………………………………………………………………………………… 2 The car drove by _______________ quickly for us to see the
It ………………………………………………………………………………………… registration number.
2 The waiters were rude. We complained to the manager about 3 Algebra is _______________ complicated for me to understand.
them. 4 We were hungry _______________ to eat two meals.
The ……………………………………………………………………………………… 5 You didn't wait long _______________ for your friend.
They ……………………………………………………………………………………
3 The lifts were old. The lifts didn't work. 2 Rewrite the following sentences.
The ……………………………………………………………………………………… 1 The climb was so difficult that we stopped to rest several times.
They …………………………………………………………………………………… It was ……………………………………………………………………………………
4 The food was awful. We were ill for three days. 2 She ran too slowly to win the race.
The ……………………………………………………………………………………… She didn't ……………………………………………………………………………
It ………………………………………………………………………………………… 3 My bag was so heavy that I had to ask for help.
It was ……………………………………………………………………………………
4 The house isn't big enough for us to live in.
too / enough The house ……………………………………………………………………………
5 Jack wore such an elegant suit that everyone complimented him.
- 'too' + adj./adv. means more than is necessary or good. Jack's suit ……………………………………………………………………………
- (not) adj./adv. + 'enough' means less than is necessary. 6 My sister is too young to watch horror films.
My sister ………………………………………………………………………………
They can both be used followed by 'to': 7 My mother is so wise that people often ask her for advice.
The bookcase was too big (for us) to get down the stairs. My mother ……………………………………………………………………………
= The bookcase was not small enough (for us) to get down the 8 The package is too heavy for you to lift by yourself.
stairs. The package …………………………………………………………………………
The bridge is just wide enough for two cars to pass each other. 9 This book isn't easy enough for the children to read.
This book ……………………………………………………………………………
10 The book was so interesting that I couldn't put it down.
It was ……………………………………………………………………………………