The Word “So”

Margie Wakeman Wells The Comma, The Semicolon Leave a Comment

When the word so means “therefore,” it starts a new sentence and takes a semicolon or period in front of it and no single comma after it because it is only one syllable.
…We left early; so I missed his phone call.
…The company had already fired him; so there was nothing I could do to help.
…The blue car ran the signal; so the accident was inevitable.
Absolute rule.
Happy punctuating!

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