A result clause expresses the consequence or result of the main clause.
The boy was so good that everyone praised him.
In Latin this sentence would be:
tam bonus puer erat ut omnes eum laudarent.
A result clause is introduced by ut and the verb is in the imperfect subjunctive.
A result clause is preceded by one of the following signpost words:
|tantus, -a, -um||so big, great|
|talis, -e||such, of such a kind|
|adeo||so much, to such an extent|
|ita||in such a way|
A negative result uses ut + non/nemo/nullus/etc.
tam stultus puer erat ut nemo eum laudaret.
The boy was so stupid that no one praised him.
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Put the correct signpost word to set up the result clause.
1. The emperor was so cruel that all the citizens were afraid.
princeps (tam) saevus erat ut omnes cives timerent.
2. The storm was so big that very many ships were destroyed.
(tanta) tempestas fuit ut plurimae naves delerentur.
3. The father had so many children that he had no money.
pater (tot) liberos habebat ut nullam pecuniam haberet.
4. The sailor was so bold that he wanted to sail across all the seas.
nauta erat (tam) audax ut trans omnia maria navigare vellet.
5. We were working in such a way that we were praised by all.
(ita) laborabamus ut ab omnibus lauderemur.