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CLAUSES OF RESULT
(Oraciones subordinadas consecutivas)

CONJUNCIONES (Conjunctions)
CONJUNCIONES COORDINANTES (Coordinating conjunctions)
CONJUNCIONES CORRELATIVAS (Correlative conjunctions)
CONJUNCIONES SUBORDINANTES (Subordinating conjunctions): causales (of cause) -> comparativas (of comparison) -> concesivas (of contrast) -> condicionales (of condition) -> consecutivas (of result) -> de lugar (of place) -> de modo (of manner) -> de tiempo (of time) -> finales (of purpose)

 

Las subordinadas adverbiales consecutivas (Adverbial clauses of result ) expresan el resultado de la acción de la oración principal.

so + adjective / adverb + that tan + adjetivo / adverbio + que
so much ... that tanto, tanta ... que
so many ... that tantos, tantas ... que
such a + adjective + singular noun + that sustantivo singular + tan + adjetivo+ que
such + adjective + plural noun / uncountable noun + that sustantivo plural / no contable + tan + adjetivo + que

 

so  +  adjectiveadverb + that tan + adjetivo / adverbio + que

The ice cream was so good that we had another (one).
(El helado era tan bueno que tomamos otro.)

She spoke so fast that I can't understand her.
(Ella hablaba tan rápidamente que no la entiendo.)

He works so much that we hardly see him.
(Trabaja tanto que apenas lo vemos.)

There are so many people that we should leave.
(Hay tanta gente que deberíamos marcharnos.)

They were paying so little attention that their father told them off.
(Estaban haciendo tan poco caso que su padre les reprendió.)

There were so few chairs that we kept on standing up.
(Había tan pocas sillas que seguimos de pie.)

 

such a / an + adjectivesingular noun + that sustantivo singular + tan + adjetivo + que

She's such a nice girl that she's got a lot of friends.
(Es una chica tan agradable que tiene muchos amigos.)

It's such an amazing record that I can't believe it.
(Es un récord tan asombroso que no puedo creerlo.)

Does he walk at such a fast pace that nobody can follow him?
(¿Camina a un ritmo tan rápido que nadie puede seguirle?)

 

grammar tip

En el lenguaje literario la construcción,

such a(n) + adjective + noun

se puede sustituir por:

so + adjective +a(n)+ noun

He is such a good man that anybody takes advantange of him.
He is so good a man that anybody takes advantange of him.
(Es un hombre tan bueno que cualquiera se aprovecha de él.)

 

such  +  adjectiveplural noun / uncountable noun + that sustantivo plural / no contable + tan + adjetivo + que

There were such loud noises that he shut the window.
(Había ruidos tan fuertes que cerró la ventana.)

He is in such bad mood that I daren't talk to him.
(Está de tan mal humor que no me atrevo a hablarle.)

 

such a lot of + uncountable noun / plural noun + that tanto(s), tanta(s) + sustantivo no contable / sustantivo plural

The boy was seeing such a lot of toys that he couldn't choose one.
(El chico estaba viendo tantos juguetes que no podía elegir uno.)

There's such a lot of smoke that I must leave.
(Hay tanto humo que tengo que irme.)

 

grammar tip

Aunque  esta forma es gramaticalmente correcta, se prefiere la construcción con so much / so many en estos casos:

The boy was seeing so many toys that he couldn't choose one.

There's so much smoke that I must leave.

 

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