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Thread: Because + so ?


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    Because + so ?

    "Because it is going to rain, so we had better leave early."

    Although "so" is redundant, is this sentence grammatically correct because so can be an adverb?


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    Re: Because + so ?

    Hi, Betterin,
    Your sentence will be OK if you leave out either because or so.
    Rgs


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    #3

    Re: Because + so ?

    Is this sentence grammatically correct if both "because" and "so" are used?


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    Re: Because + so ?

    I don't think so.


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    Re: Because + so ?

    I think that it is at least grammatically correct if both "because" and "so" are used, although "so" is redundant.


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    #6

    Re: Because + so ?

    No, definitely not.


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    #7

    Re: Because + so ?

    I think it is OK,because "so" can be considered as an adverb.


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    Re: Because + so ?

    An inversion would clear things up: "We had better leave early, because it is going to rain."

    With this, it's easy to see how 'so' is redundant in either structure.

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    Re: Because + so ?

    Quote Originally Posted by betterin View Post
    I think it is OK,because "so" can be considered as an adverb.
    In what sense? What's it modifying?


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    Wink Re: Because + so ?

    All so is doing is "coordinatingly joining" the clauses, and there you are.

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