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 15:13:12 -0700

This is yet another sense. You could easily have that same conversartion
with "too" instead of "so". (We are, too!) I have never known why that
"too" is an affirmative, but it is. But it's different from "We are so
in trouble."


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bonnie Granat

> Al: We are not lost.
> Meg: We are *so* lost.
> Al: Are not!
> Meg: Are SO!
> "We are so lost" = "We are totally lost"
> I don't think "very" fits with being lost.


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