Presentation on theme: "The use of “so that”, “so”, and “double subject” Name: Jimena Ramos Teacher’s name: Mariana Mussetta English Language I 16th July 2011."— Presentation transcript:
The use of “so that”, “so”, and “double subject” Name: Jimena Ramos Teacher’s name: Mariana Mussetta English Language I 16th July 2011
The use of so that 1. We use an adverbial clause beginning with so that to show the purpose of the action in the main clause. In the adverbial clause, we usually use a modal which is in the same tense (present or past) as the verb in the main clause. 2. An Adverbial clause beginning with so that can also show the result of an action in the main clause. A comma must be added between the clauses.
Examples: They elected Mr. Samson so that we would voice their grievances. Main Clause Adverbia l clause Shows the purpose for electing Mr. Samson.
The horror film upset her, so that she couldn’t sleep. Main Clause Adverbia l clause Shows the result of the horror film upsetting her.
The use of so We use result clauses beginning with so to describe effects or unintended outcomes. We put result clauses after main clauses, often separated by a comma in formal uses.
Examples I’m tired so I’m going to bed. Main Clause Adverbi al clause
He missed the buss this morning so he was late for work again. Main Clause Adverbi al clause
There has been a reduction in the oil supply, so prices have risen. Main Clause Adverbial clause
In formal situations, so that is sometimes used instead of so to introduce a result clause. In the result clause, so that (‘as a result’) does not mean the same a so that (‘in order that’) in a purpose clause.
A tree has fallen during the storm, so that the road was blocked and we couldn’t go anywhere. NOT in order that the road was blocked Main Clause Adverbial clause
Double subject or left-dislocation The term “left-dislocation”, or double subject, refers to a construction characterized by the occurrence, to the immediate left of an already syntactically complete sentence, of a full lexical NP,PP, or pronoun.
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