It is possible to change the form of a sentence without changing its meaning. For example, we can expand a phrase into a clause and reduce a clause into a phrase. In this lesson we will learn about ways to transform sentences containing the adverb too.
Study the example given below.
He is too short to be an athlete.
We can express the same idea using so…that.
He is so short that he cannot be an athlete. (Note the negative verb in the that-clause)
Transformation of sentences exercise 1
Rewrite the following sentences using so…that.
1. She is too proud to live on alms.
2. The theory was too complicated for me to understand.
3. He ran too fast for me to catch up.
4. She is too impatient to be a teacher.
5. It is too late to start now.
6. The tea is too hot for me to drink.
7. He is too haughty to apologise.
8. The box was too heavy for him to lift.
9. The mangoes are too ripe to be eaten.
10. She is too selfish to help others.
1. She is so proud that she will not live on alms.
2. The theory was so complicated that I could not understand it.
3. He ran so fast that I could not catch up.
4. She is so impatient that she cannot be a teacher.
5. It is so late that we cannot start now.
6. The tea is so hot that I cannot drink it.
7. He is so haughty that he will not apologise.
8. The box was so heavy that he could not lift it.
9. The mangoes are so ripe that they cannot be eaten.
10. She is so selfish that she will not help others.