Clauses of result

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Clauses of result are introduced by so and so that (formal). They are used when you want to indicate the result of something: Jim gave me some money, so (that) I went to the cinema.

 So that can also introduce purpose clauses but, although result and purpose clauses express result, in:

  result clauses the subordinate clause expresses a result that is achieved: Jim gave me some money, so I went to the cinema.
 
  But in purpose clauses the subordinate clause expresses a desired result. The result has not been achieved yet, therefore you have to use an auxiliary verb: Jim gave me some money so that I could go to the cinema. (Nothing is said about whether or not I went to the cinema in the end.)

 
Clauses of result with such / so ... that...

...such + adjective + noun ...  He is such a good chess player that he usually beats
his opponents very quickly.
  ...so + adverb / adjective (not followed by a noun)... He plays chess so well that he usually beats his
opponents very quickly.
He is so good at chess that he usually beats his
opponents very quickly.

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