too/enough/so . . . as with infinitive
Here are exercises on too/enough/so . . . as with infinitive
Combine each of the following pairs of sentences into one sentence using too/enough with infinitive.
It is very cold. We can’t go out.
It is too cold for us to go out.
He is strong. He can carry it.
He is strong enough to carry it.
- Rewrite numbers 3, 20, and 35 using so . . . as with infinitive.
(enough with infinitive could also be used here, while so . . . as could replace enough in numbers 9, 24, and 29. These alternatives are given in the key.)
1 You are very young. You can’t have a front-door key.
2 It is very cold. We can’t bathe.
3 Would you be very kind and answer this letter by return?
4 I am rather old. I can’t wear that kind of hat.
5 The ladder wasn’t very long. It didn’t reach the window.
6 He hadn’t much money. He couldn’t live on it. (Omit it.)
7 He was furious. He couldn’t speak.
8 The fire isn’t very hot. It won’t boil a kettle.
9 Tom was very foolish. He told lies to the police.
10 You are quite thin. You could slip between the bars.
11 He is very ill. He can’t eat anything.
12 Our new car is very wide. It won’t get through those gates.
13 The floor wasn’t strong. We couldn’t dance on it. (Omit it.)
14 I was terrified. I couldn’t move.
15 The bull isn’t big. He couldn’t harm you.
16 The coffee isn’t strong. It won’t keep us awake.
17 The river is deep. We can’t wade it. (Omit it.)
18 He is lazy. He won’t get up early.
19 He won’t get up early so he never catches the fast train.
20 Would you be very good and forward my letters while I am away?
21 The ice is quite thick. We can walk on it. (Omit it.)
22 He was very drunk. He couldn’t answer my question.
23 It is very cold. We can’t have breakfast in the garden.
24 He was extremely rash. He set off up the mountain in a thick fog.
25 We aren’t very high. We can’t see the summit.
26 You aren’t very old. You can’t understand these things.
27 He was very snobbish. He wouldn’t talk to any of us.
28 The package is very thick. I can’t push it through the letterbox. (Omit it.)
29 She was very mean. She never gave to charity.
30 He is very impatient. He never listens to anyone.
31 I was very tired. I couldn’t walk any further.
32 It’s not very dark. We can’t see the stars clearly.
33 It was very hot. You could fry an egg on the pavement.
34 The oranges were very bitter. We couldn’t eat them. (Omit them.)
35 Would you be very kind and turn down the radio a little?
36 He is very selfish. He wouldn’t put himself out for anyone.