Presentation on theme: "So [adverb] 1 to add emphasis: I’m so tired. 2 to refer back to something mentioned before: I’m South African and so is my husband. [conjunction] to show."— Presentation transcript:
so [adverb] 1 to add emphasis: I’m so tired. 2 to refer back to something mentioned before: I’m South African and so is my husband. [conjunction] to show the consequence or effect of something: She was runnning late so she skipped breakfast. [discourse marker] So, how was the weekend? Grammar patterns 1. You’re so clever. 2. Julia passed her exams. Jim wasn’t so lucky. 3. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse. 4. There were so many people, you couldn’t move. 5. It was starting to get dark, so they headed for home. 6. Take a map so that you don’t get lost. 7. Is that our bus? ~ I hope so 8. I quite like that track. ~So do I 9. If you haven’t voted yet, you should do so as soon as possible. 10. So, how’s your dad?
so Collocations These adjectives frequenty followed so: long, angry, bad, pleased, easy, beautiful, woried, glad. e.g. I’m so angry with Robert! These adverbs frequently follow so: far, much, badly, quickly, long, frequently. e.g. I haven’t seen him for so long.
so Set phrases Even so …=despite that. e.g. it’s not late, I know. Even so, I think we should be going. …or so. e.g. Cook the sauce for twenty minutes or so. If so… e.g. Are you hungry? If so, we can stop and eat. …and so on, and so forth = etc. e.g. We’ll need a tent, sleeping bags, bag pack and so on. …like so. e.g. Fold the paper in two, like so.