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    Lightbulb Can I replace the "so" to "that" in this context?

    Hi,
    Can I replace the word "so" to "that" in the context below? If not, why I must use "so" there; is it possible to use "that" there if we can adjust sentences accordingly?

    Original Context extrac: (It is an article that tell campus students should get in touch with the society. )
    "Almost all the students have themselves informed by TV, broadcast and news paper. Some of them even did a part-time job in their spare time; working as a tutors, waiters and sales man. Doing so kept them getting in touch with the society"

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Can I replace the "so" to "that" in this context?

    First of all, thanks for providing the context to your question!
    The short answer is "Yes" - however, I would use this instead of that, because it keeps the reader connected to the information you just gave us. Doing so sounds better and more formal, though.

    Do you mind if I give you a few other small corrections?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_000 View Post
    "Almost all the students kept themselves informed (or stayed informed) by TV, broadcast and newspaper. Some of them even did a part-time job in their spare time, {comma, not semi-colon} working as a tutors, waiters and salesmen. Doing so kept them getting in touch with the society."

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    Re: Can I replace the "so" to "that" in this context?

    I appreciate your explanation and correction much.
    If possible, may I ask one more question?
    Context:
    "Almost all the students kept themselves informed by TV, broadcast and newspaper. Some of them even did a part-time job in their spare time, working as a tutors, waiters and salesmen. More and more enterprises were willing to offer students jobs because of the lower cost. It benifit both parts. Doing so kept students in touch with the society......"
    I think "this" nor "that" would not be proper in the sentence, if I add some contences. Is this correct, thanks.

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    Re: Can I replace the "so" to "that" in this context?

    What do you mean by adding some 'contences'? As far as I know, this word does not exist.

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    Re: Can I replace the "so" to "that" in this context?

    My mistake, it should be "sentences".

    "Almost all the students kept themselves informed by TV, broadcast and newspaper. Some of them even did a part-time job in their spare time, working as a tutors, waiters and salesmen. More and more enterprises were willing to offer students jobs because of the lower cost. It benifit both parts. Doing so kept students in touch with the society......"

    The sentences with underlines were what I added. I wonder: if I add a sentence, the information will not conenct so closely, So I can only use "so",right?




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    Re: Can I replace the "so" to "that" in this context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_000 View Post
    My mistake, it should be "sentences".

    "Almost all the students kept themselves informed by TV, broadcast and newspaper. Some of them even did a part-time job in their spare time, working as a tutors, waiters and salesmen. More and more enterprises were willing to offer students jobs because of the lower cost. It benifit both parts. Doing so kept students in touch with the society......"

    The sentences with underlines were what I added. I wonder: if I add a sentence, the information will not conenct so closely, So I can only use "so",right?
    I'm not sure I would say "only", but so definitely works better in this case - very good!

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