so Definition

  • 1to such a great extent
  • 2used to introduce a result or consequence
  • 3in order that

Using so: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "so" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I am so tired after running for an hour.

  • Example

    She was feeling unwell, so she went home early.

  • Example

    He studied hard so that he could pass the exam.

so Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with so

  • used to express agreement or resignation


    If they want to leave, so be it.

  • up to the present moment


    So far, we have not received any complaints.

  • goodbye


    So long, see you later!


Summary: so in Brief

The adverb 'so' [soʊ] expresses a high degree of something, introduces a result or consequence, or indicates purpose. It is often used in phrases like 'so be it,' expressing agreement or resignation, and 'so far,' indicating up to the present moment. 'So' can also be used as a farewell, as in 'So long.'

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