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    So built

    I came across with this sentence. :





    It must be so built that it will not only support the superstructure and its contents.


    ( Can we use so + p.p? is it common? Can you give me more examples related to this structure? )


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    Re: So built

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    I came across with this sentence. :




    It must be so built that it will not only support the superstructure and its contents.


    ( Can we use so + p.p? is it common? Can you give me more examples related to this structure? )

    This sentence does not work well in American English. It should read something like, "It must be built so that it will not only support the superstructure, but its contents as well."

    Note: There is a popular usage of "So built" in American slang. It has to do with a very fit and muscular person. "That guy is so built."
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 29-Oct-2013 at 23:43. Reason: typo

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    Re: So built

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    I came across with this sentence. :





    It must be so built that it will not only support the superstructure and its contents.


    ( Can we use so + p.p? is it common? Can you give me more examples related to this structure? )

    The structure is possible, "so built" is OK, but the sentence doesn't make sense.

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    Re: So built

    Note that you "came across this sentence", not "came across with ​...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: So built

    How we can use SO + p.p ? built can be used as an adjective for people or specially man. I'm not familiar with this grammar. Please illuminate this case for me better

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    Re: So built

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    How we can use SO + p.p ? built can be used as an adjective for people or specially man. I'm not familiar with this grammar. Please illuminate this case for me better
    "it must be so built that it does something" means "it must be built in such a fashion that it does something".

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    Re: So built

    Can you give me another example? thanks

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