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    If you so choose... - the position of "so"

    Hi, I'm wondering about the position of so in the examples below. Which sentence sounds more natural?

    1/ If you so choose, wash with shampoo again.
    2/ If you choose so, wash with shampoo again.

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    Re: If you so choose... - the position of "so"

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Hi, I'm wondering about the position of so in the examples below. Which sentence sounds more natural?

    1/ If you so choose, wash with shampoo again.
    2/ If you choose so, wash with shampoo again.
    "If you so choose"

    You can put it at the end of the sentence or at the beginning.
    You can also use it before "to + infinitive".

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    Re: If you so choose... - the position of "so"

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    You can put it at the end of the sentence or at the beginning."
    You mean in general, not in this case though? If you choose, wash with shampoo again so sounds a bit awkward to me.

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    Re: If you so choose... - the position of "so"

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    You mean in general, not in this case though? If you choose, wash with shampoo again so sounds a bit awkward to me.
    Is this case a special case?!

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    Re: If you so choose... - the position of "so"

    I only meant it sounded awkward, so I thought I'd make sure, that's all.
    Maybe it's me who's the special case here ;)

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    Re: If you so choose... - the position of "so"

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    You mean in general, not in this case though? If you choose, wash with shampoo again so sounds a bit awkward to me.
    I never told you to place "so" at the end of the sentence! I just said that you can place "If you so choose" at the end of the sentence, as well as you can place it at the beginning.

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    Re: If you so choose... - the position of "so"

    Ah welll, that explains it all. I misunderstood it was all about "so" itself.

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    Re: If you so choose... - the position of "so"

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Ah welll, that explains it all. I misunderstood it was all about "so" itself.
    And about "so" itself. Look it up in the dictionary and see how it is used in expressions like:

    I think/suppose/expect/hope etc. so
    say so/tell somebody so
    so they say/so they tell me/ so I understand
    so is/does/can/will etc. somebody
    I told you so.
    so be it

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