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homotopy07

Senior Member
Japanese
(1) The force of the bombs was such that her children were petrified with fear.

(2) Such was the force of the bombs that her children were petrified with fear.

Question: Do these sentences work?
 
  • homotopy07

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    It’s a slightly unusual statement, perhaps,
    I've noticed that my English-Japanese dictionary gives an incorrect Japanese translation of "such that".

    Do the following sentences work?

    (3) The force of the bombs was such that our much-vaunted fortress was reduced to rubble.

    (4) Such was the force of the bombs that our much-vaunted fortress was reduced to rubble.
     

    lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Yes, of course they work – they’re the same construction as before. But what the force of the bombs is said to have caused is more logical this time.
     
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