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The wealthy matron is so proud of her valuable antique vase that she decides to have her bedroom painted the same colours as the vase .

As far as l know we should use "such that" not "so that", am I wrong?

Plus I have never seen the usage of the verb "decide" with present tense?

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The sentence is correct.

Both "such that" and "so that" are used in English. But here we actually have ".. so proud..." and then later a "that" clause. This type of structure is quite common

I was so happy that I danced on the table.

I was so happy with my exam result that I danced on the table.

The verb "decide" can have its normal present tense. Here it seems to be commentary: a narrator is describing a scene as it happens, this is one of the standard uses of the simple present. Narration or commentary doesn't often happen in conversation, but it is a standard technique in fiction writing and sports reporting.

The goalkeeper kicks the ball. It lands at Messi's feet. He dribbles it forwards and shoots. It's a goal!

  • Dont we use so /that with adj or adverb and such/that with adj+noun ? Valuable (adj) and vase (noun) arent that? – mustafa atmaca May 6 at 7:29
  • We use "so" when we mean "so". In this case it is modifying the adjective "proud" so by your rule, we should use "so". – James K May 6 at 7:32
  • Thank you so much James – mustafa atmaca May 6 at 14:33

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