RE: Grammar: "So" as a modifier

Subject: RE: Grammar: "So" as a modifier
From: "Secara, Maggie" <MSecara -at- sjm -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 14:39:51 -0700

Thing is, there's nothing at all wrong with "so lost". It's the "this is
so an inconvenience" usage that's awkward. They're not the same thing.
The second is odd, I think, because it feels like there's a word
missing. Or like it's really supposed to be: "This is such an

Curiously, we just had this conversation over on Copyeditors-L.


> From: Brian Gordon

> --- 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.
> >


Try WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word today! Smooth migration of legacy
RoboHelp content into your new Help systems. EContent Magazine Decision-
maker review (October 2005) is here:

Doc-To-Help 2005 converts RoboHelp files with one click. Author with Word or any HTML editor. Visit our site to see a conversion demo movie and learn more.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archiver -at- techwr-l -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Send administrative questions to lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: RE: Asking The Billing Rate?
Next by Author: RE: Grammar: "So" as a modifier
Previous by Thread: Grammar: "So" as a modifier? (take II)
Next by Thread: RE: Grammar: "So" as a modifier

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads