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    what she tried so not to hide

    "Now, I don't recollect the time
    I fell in love with this old friend of mine
    Or when I first saw in her eyes
    What she tried so not to hide"

    [what one tried so not to V]

    1.Is 'so' a conjunction = so that ?

    2. Is 'what one tried so not to V' a common pattern? What does it mean?
    Please give some examples.

    Thanks


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    Re: what she tried so not to hide

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    "Now, I don't recollect the time
    I fell in love with this old friend of mine
    Or when I first saw in her eyes
    What she tried so not to hide"

    [what one tried so not to V]

    1.Is 'so' a conjunction = so that ?

    2. Is 'what one tried so not to V' a common pattern? What does it mean?
    Please give some examples.

    Thanks
    Style got priority over plain grammar and smooth flow.

    ...what she tried so much to be readily recognized.

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