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The effect clause is realised as a Verb-Second clause

The clause expressing the effect to a degree may be syntactically realised as a Verb-Second clause, as in the following example:

Example 1

De eagen begûnen him sa min te wurden, dat hy koe net mear sjen
the eyes began him so bad to become that he could not more see
His eyes became so bad that he could not see anymore

Some more examples are given below of Verb-Second clauses expressing the effect clause to a degree:

Example 2

a. De klok hie sa'n swier lûd, dat hy wie dy fan Ljouwert oermânsk
the clock had such.a heavy sound that he was that of Ljouwert over.mighty
The clock had such a heavy sound that it was stronger than the one of Ljouwert
b. It ûntsach foar de Skepper siet der sa djip yn, dat hy wie ôfgryslike senuwachtich
the awe for the Creator sat there so deep in that he was terribly nervous
Awe of the Creator was so deep-seated in him that he was terribly nervous

V2 clauses of effect may also be found when the degree is implicit:

Example 3

It hiele lân hie er al útrûpele, dat hy koe nimmen mear in fear fan 't gat blaze
the whole land had he DcP dry.squeeze that he could no.one more a feather of the ass blow
He had squeezed the whole country so dry that he could not even extort a penny from anybody

V2 clauses of effect may also be found when the word sa denotes a degree of a quality which has been left implicit, as in the example below:

Example 4

Dat frommis is sadanich dat men moat der wat mei oppasse
that woman is such that one must R somewhat with care.take
That woman is such that one must take care when dealing with her