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    difference between 'so' and 'or so'

    She appeared to be enjoying herself, so the pigeons said. None of the animals ever mentioned Mollie again.

    This sentence has been taken from the following link:

    https://www.marxists.org/subject/art...-farm/ch05.htm

    If I use 'or so' instead of 'so', and rewrite the sentence in the following way, what difference in meaning will arise?

    "She appeared to be enjoyed herself, 'or so' the pigeons said. None of the animals ever mentioned Mollie again."

    Thanks to all.

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    Re: difference between 'so' and 'or so'

    The use of "or so" implies that the writer is doubtful about the report of the pigeons.

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