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    #1

    They are some so meters long

    "They are some 30 meters long"


    Does this sentence make sense?
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    #2

    Re: They are some so meters long

    Not really - what information do you want to convey?

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    #3

    Re: They are some so meters long

    Quote Originally Posted by waflob View Post
    Not really - what information do you want to convey?

    Sorry. I've editted the sentence.

    I meant 30 meters long.

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    #4

    Re: They are some so meters long

    That's fine. The 'some' tells us that the figure is not precise.

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    #5

    Re: They are some so meters long

    And when I saw the subject line I thought you were talking about an informal use of 'so', to give an approximate size. But the 'so' points to a gesture, which makes '30 metres' a bit inappropriate!. But in a shop, say, you might say 'I want one about so big' (which only makes sense if it's accompanied by a gesture).

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