II. Grammar Ways of expressing result Ways of comparing things Ways of expressing result Ways of comparing things Ways of expressing result Ways of comparing things Ways of expressing result Ways of comparing things
Ways of expressing result so much/many + noun + that exampleexample so + adj. + as + to + infinitive exampleexample so that + a clause exampleexample and + a clause exampleexample so + a clause exampleexample do sth. + and + a clause (indicating a future result) exampleexample so + adj./adv.+ that + a clause exampleexample and so + a clause exampleexample (only) to + infinitive of result exampleexample
so much/many + noun + that … that there is so much crime that it simply cannot be punished. so + adj. + as + to + infinitive I will not be so foolish as to suggest a solution to the crime problem.
so that + a clause It all served to fog my mind with pleasure so that I forgot my grandpa’s repeated warnings. and + a clause … I cut my hand and blood spurted freely from my wound.
so + a clause After some time, my fingers grew cold and numb, so I took the bandage off and threw it away. do sth. + and + a clause (indicating a future result) Read Homer and your mind includes a piece of Homer’s mind.
so + adj./adv.+ that + a clause I was so astonished at this that I must have looked rather foolish and everyone laughed. and so + a clause But the disease has not touched his mind, and so it has not affected his work. (only) to + infinitive of result I tried to travel west but only to hit the creek again.
Ways of comparing things more + noun + than + clause of comparison the more… the more more + adj./comparative form of adj. + noun + than+ clause more + adj./comparative form of adj. + noun + than+ clause as + adj. + as + clause more than+ clause as + adj. + as anything as + adv. + as + clause as much/many + noun + as possible as + adv. + as if + clause (as) + adj. + as + noun
This amounts to more than 41 million crimes, many more (crimes) than we are able to punish. The more angry he became, the more she laughed at him. Our current crop of prisoners is an elite group, on the whole much more serious offenders than those who were once imprisoned in Alcatraz. The criminal justice system must then become as powerless as a parent… Yet any of you… knows more about physics than did many of those great scholars of the past. Sky’s just as blue as anything.
And now, just as suddenly as the engine started, it stops. One can feel fulfilled… by organizing one’s cell to save as much space as possible. And now, just as suddenly as the engine started, it stops. One can feel fulfilled… by organizing one’s cell to save as much space as possible.
III. Exercises on the book IV. Writing Answer the following question in about 130 words. Do you agree with the author that severe punishment is not the answer to the problem of crime? Your answer should cover these points: 1. State your view. 2. Give reasons to support your view. 3. Conclusion
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