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  1. Yamaha is an old-fashioned bike that it's not worth buying.

  2. Yamaha is an old-fashioned bike, so it's not worth buying.

  3. Yamaha is such an old-fashioned bike that it's not worth buying.

I am confident that the sentence (2) and (3) are correct. But the number (1) seems to be wrong to me. But I don't know why. Could anyone tell me about these 3 sentences. What do you think?

  • The term old-fashioned is slightly ambiguous since it can have negative as well as positive connotations. You may want to change your question and ask for possible alternatives. Your first sentence is ungrammatical. Can you see why? – Mick Nov 1 '16 at 11:18
  • @Mick I edited the question. I can't see why the number 1 incorrect . please explain to me. – dz420 Nov 1 '16 at 11:26
  • In (3) that is correctly paired with such. However, in (1) that is not paired with anything, so you need another word instead. – Mick Nov 1 '16 at 11:38
  • @Mick "Yamaha is an old-fashioned bike that is not worth buying." – SovereignSun Nov 1 '16 at 12:06
  • @SovereignSun I hadn;'t thought of that. I should stick to vocabulary questions. – Mick Nov 1 '16 at 12:10
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I would interpret these phrases as below:

1) Yamaha is an old-fashioned bike that it's not worth buying.

Meaning Yamaha is not worth buying, without the reason why, old-fashioned being just a description but not the reason.

2) Yamaha is an old-fashioned bike, so it's not worth buying. 3)Yamaga is such an old-fashioned bike that it's not worth buying.

Meaning Yamaha is not worth buying because it's old-fashioned.

  • Please consider this sentence : Jerboas are long eared rodents that they look like tiny kangaroos. Is this sentence correct according to your description? please explain. @Jyphoon – dz420 Nov 1 '16 at 14:10
  • I would prefer to use the below: – Jyphoon Nov 18 '16 at 7:44
  • Jerboas are long eared rodents, they look like tiny kangaroos. – Jyphoon Nov 18 '16 at 7:44

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