A Class on “So”

Just letting you know that I am doing a free class on the word “so” tomorrow at 11:00 A.M. Pacific time. Go to margieholdsclass.com to register. Happy punctuating! Margie

That Pesky Word “So”

One more time… The word so is normally an adverb. …I was so very tired that night. …He was so cranky at the end of the day.   It can also be a conjunction.   It can be the kind of conjunction that starts a dependent clause and is then a subordinate conjunction (like “because,” “since,” “as,” “before,” “unless.”) There …

That Pesky Word “So”

The rules for “so”: When it means “so that” and implies the reason for doing something, it begins a dependent clause which, at the end of the sentence, gets no punctuation. …I sent it to her so I could get her opinion on the content. …He called so he could verify the information. When it means “therefore,” it starts a …

That Pesky Word “So”

When so is said at the end of a thought, it seems to say “So that is my explanation; that is my reason.” The word so can mean “for that reason” or “therefore” when it is used as a conjunction. In this case, at the end of a sentence that does not go on, so means “therefore.” And when so …

A Final Word on “So”

When so means “so that” or “in order that” and implies the reason for doing something, it starts a dependent clause. That clause takes punctuation depending upon where it is in the sentence. When it is at the end, it takes no punctuation. …We called late in the day so we could tell her the news. …We went through San …

More on the Word “So”

There is a difference of opinion among the “authorities” — Gregg, Morson, CMOS, et cetera — regarding the nature of the word so. Some view it as a coordinate conjunction like and and or. Others view it in the category with therefore and however. The coordinate conjunctions — and, but, or, nor — do nothing in the language except connect …

The Word “So”

When the word so means “therefore,” it begins a new sentence and needs to be preceded by a semicolon or a period. It NEVER takes a single separating comma after it but can always have something after it that requires a pair of commas. …We live near the beach; so there are issues with dampness and mold. …The vegetation had …