are of sufficient importance <that> they cannot be neglected

park sang joon

Senior Member
Korean
that
2 a (3)
—used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause expressing consequence, result, or effect <are of sufficient importance that they cannot be neglected — Hannah Wormington>
<Source: "that" in
Merriam-Webster http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/that>

This example expresses the "effect & result" only with "that" without "so" or "such."
So I'd like to know this example is grammatical.

Thank you in advance for your help.
 
  • Cenzontle

    Senior Member
    English, U.S.
    Congratulations on your 1000th post, park sang joon!
    In your sentence I see "sufficient" as carrying out the same function as "so" or "such".
    We could easily say "are of such importance that..." or "are so important that..."
     

    park sang joon

    Senior Member
    Korean
    Thank you both, PaulQ and Cenzontle, for your valuable opinions. :)
    Cenzontle said:
    Congratulations on your 1000th post, park sang joon!
    In your sentence I see "sufficient" as carrying out the same function as "so" or "such".
    Thank you for your sincere greeting.
    Do you think also, intensive adverbs like "surprisingly" can carry out the same function as "so"?
     
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