Element FORM/USE: 'SO ... AS TO', FORMAL
SubCat comparatives
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Level C2
Cando Can use 'so' + adjective + 'as' + 'to'-infinitive clause, usually in formal contexts.
Corrected Learner Example Travellers should not be so ignorant as to think they can understand other nationalities better when they have once lived in one of their hotels. (Germany; C2 MASTERY; 1993; German; Pass)

However, as soon as my glaring eyes met his, beseeching and helpless, I knew I couldn't endure being so cruel as to deny him my caring shoulder... (Portugal; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Portuguese; Pass)

Should I be so fortunate as to win the scholarship, I would use it in a way that would not only affect me, but very much so also the area in which I live. (Denmark; C2 MASTERY; 2001; Danish; Pass)
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