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  1. Mary was so disappointed that she could not keep working.

→ Such was________________________________

  1. The children were so excited that they talked about the show all night long.

→ Such was_______________________________

Ex 1: It rained so heavily that he couldn't go to the party.
→ So heavily did it rain that he couldn't go to the party.

Ex2: The actor is so popular that everyone recognizes him wherever he comes.
→ So popular is the actor that everyone recognizes him wherever he comes.

English is my second language, Vietnamese is my mother tongue

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    I'm sorry but it's unclear what your question is. Could you please explain more completely?
    – Catija
    May 22, 2017 at 22:41
  • Welcome to ELL Linh. I don't understand the "such was" in your question. What are you asking for help with? Are you trying to transform the sentences to use "such was"? Please edit your question to add more explanation. Don't worry if your writing isn't perfect - we will help.
    – ColleenV
    May 22, 2017 at 22:53
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    I think it should be something like this: Such was Mary's disappointment that she could not keep working., etc. The difference is explained at the Cambridge Dictionary website, and the table there sums it up quite well (so + adjective; such + noun phrase).
    – user3395
    May 22, 2017 at 23:57
  • ...also, so + adverb, as in your examples.
    – user3395
    May 23, 2017 at 0:17

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Such here can also mean so great.

And we have the structure: So + adjective + be + noun + that clause

So we have an answer to your transformation questions.

  1. Such (= So great) was Mary's disappointment that she could not keep working.

  2. Such (= So great) was the children's excitement that they talked about the show all night long.

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