More on the Word “So” — Even If We Don’t Even Want to Go There Again

Margie Wakeman Wells General, The Period, The Semicolon, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Facebook had a couple of interesting questions/examples on “so.” SO I thought it would be good to take a look at them. This is my answer to the questions about the word “so” in the FB sentence below. …If, after a question has been posed to you, you have any question relating to what is being inquired about, please tell …

Interesting Rule from the “Chicago Manual of Style”

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Another take on the word “so”: In 5.210 of CMOS, “Interjections and functional variations”: “… most parts of speech may be used as interjections. A word that is classified as some other part of speech but used with the force of an interjection is called an exclamatory noun, exclamatory adjective, and so forth.” And the word “so” is used as an …

That Pesky Word “So”

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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”

Margie Wakeman Wells General, Uncategorized 4 Comments

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 …

More on the Word “So”

Margie Wakeman Wells The Comma, The Semicolon 4 Comments

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 …