Re: Grammar: "So" as a modifier

Subject: Re: Grammar: "So" as a modifier
From: Brian Gordon <elasticsoul2003 -at- yahoo -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 17:21:41 -0400 (EDT)

--- arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com wrote:
> Hey all,
> Another interesting grammatical conversation came up
> today. This time
> we discussed "so" as a modifier. For example, "We
> are so lost" (instead
> of "very?) or "That is so an inconvenience" (instead
> of "such"?). I
> commented that this usage was incorrect, but really
> can't back it up
> with a grammatical rule.
> it appears to
> be recently revived in youth culture.

I like so TOTALLY know where you're coming from, you
know? It's so, like, rude, you know? When people like
use words just to, like, conform, man.

Not sure of the grammatical rule surrounding this, but
you could tell your colleagues that using 'so' in the
way they do makes them sound like a Valley Girl. :-)

All the best,


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