Grammar Patterns

Graded and ungraded adjectives

Pattern 29: such a ADJ n that, such ADJ n that

The adjective is followed by a noun. The noun is followed by a that-clause. If the noun is a singular count noun, the adjective follows a. The noun group begins with such. The that-clause indicates a consequence.
She ran her business like an expert, but she had such a good time doing it that she never considered it work.
They are known as the forgotten whales; 65 species of small whales, dolphins and porpoises that have been hunted in such large numbers over the last decade that many now face extinction.

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