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Post by Cosmos » Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:52 am

Hello, teacher!

Are these sentences are all OK?

1-1. The book is too interesting to put it down.
1-2. The book is so interesting that you won't/can't put it down.

2-1. The book was too interesting to put it down.
2-2. The book was so interesting that I couldn't put it down.

3-1. I am too busy to have enough time to sleep.
3-2. I am so busy that I don't have enough time to sleep.

Thank you very much.

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Post by Alan » Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:24 am

1-1: delete 'it'
1-2: use 'can't'
2-1: delete 'it'
2-2: OK
3-1: OK
3-2: OK

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