As following two sentences,please tell help me to handle a couple of questions?
1.Are they the same meaning ?
2.If not ,how to use both and give me some sentences for both?
3.And please instruct about grammar with both?
4.If yes. how to use both in different scenario conditions?

He is so good a boy that I like him.
He is a good boy so that I like him.

other example
She made so good a meal that we all ate far too much
She made a good meal so that we all ate far too much

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    No. *so a good boy is ungrammatical; it should be such a good boy. One uses so before adjectives, but such before noun phrases. So that is just so, indicating purpose, followed by a clause that begins with that; since that is often deleted, it's usually the same as so alone. He closed the gate so (that) the dog wouldn't get out. – John Lawler Jun 14 '18 at 2:30
  • @JohnLawler thanks for your comment, this sentence is from grammar book , so how can i do ??? – willie Jun 14 '18 at 2:56
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    Get a different grammar book. There are lots of bad ones. – John Lawler Jun 14 '18 at 14:08
  • sorry @JohnLawler I make a mistake, it should be "so good a man" ,by the way I still look at more information on website so i put more sentence at the question content – willie Jun 15 '18 at 1:48

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