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|Question:||What is the restriction of using 'so' as an intensifier? In regards to yes/no questions, tag formation, and negative placement.|
|Reply:||You may have access to the television show "Friends" in which the character Chandler among others uses "so" in a colloquial way that is becoming acceptable in speech, but not writing. But I'm not sure any of the constructions you mention are affected by this novel usage. I concur with the other panelists who thought that this question reads like a homework question or school assignment. If it's not, please resubmit it with couple of examples that show what's puzzling to you.|
|Reply From:||Nancy J. Frishberg click here to access email|