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# What's the difference between so X that Y and X so that Y

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What's the difference between so X that Y and X so that Y [#permalink]

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27 Jun 2009, 01:56
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What's the difference between so X that Y and X so that Y?
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Re: When to use so X that Y and when to use X so that Y? [#permalink]

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27 Jun 2009, 02:09
gotomba wrote:
What's the difference between so X that Y and X so that Y?

Usage of "so X that Y" can be used in the following scenarios:

"He was injured so seriously that he needed immediate medical attention"
"The room was so bare that she had to re-decorate it"

On the other hand, usage of "X so that Y" can be used to denote the element of purpose, e.g.:

"He gave her a car so that she could drive to work"
"She donated gifts so that the organization could offer to various charitable homes"
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Re: When to use so X that Y and when to use X so that Y? [#permalink]

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27 Jun 2009, 06:24
thanks!!
Re: When to use so X that Y and when to use X so that Y?   [#permalink] 27 Jun 2009, 06:24
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