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    Can I use the words 'so' and 'therefore' together in a sentence? They are synonyms, but a lot of people say or write "so therefore". Do you know whether it's correct or not?

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    Default Re: 'So therefore' - together

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    Can I use the words 'so' and 'therefore' together in a sentence? They are synonyms, but a lot of people say or write "so therefore". Do you know whether it's correct or not?
    Both of those words sound fine to me, meaning:

    so consequently...
    so for that reason...
    so as a result..

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    Default Re: 'So therefore' - together

    It's more common in speech than writing. In speech, the first word can signal a transition and the second gives a conclusion, so it isn't just redundancy. I would not use them in formal writing.

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