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I've been noticing that many people seem to now begin sentences with so.

Personally hate it. Bit like the rising intonation at the end of every sentence in Australian soaps, or everything said by whiny teens in shopping centres!

Any thoughts? Is it just me?
 

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I've been noticing that many people seem to now begin sentences with so.

Personally hate it. Bit like the rising intonation at the end of every sentence in Australian soaps, or everything said by whiny teens in shopping centres!

Any thoughts? Is it just me?
It is as you say ...So annoying ;)
 

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So, what're the acceptable alternatives? :D
 
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So ... does anyone actually start and end a sentence with 'so' ?
 
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I occasionally do it in the rant room. I'll kick off along the lines of

So there I was, waiting for the 8.06 train, minding my own business, when........

It's quite conversational and informal so that's the only time I would use it.
 

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Totally agree.

It seems to be increasingly used at the start of an answer ? eg

"What are you doing tonight ?"


"So, what I am doing tonight is going to the pub tonight at 8PM"

It's unnecessary, and it grates. Stop it. Now. :mad::)
 

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But if you aren't allowed to start a sentence with that word, then we'd never have this:

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Blue sky's from pain.
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
And how we found
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.
 
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