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What is the restriction of using 'so' as an intensifier? In regards to yes/no
questions, tag formation, and negative placement.
You may have access to the television show "Friends" in which the character Chandler
among others uses "so" in a colloquial way that is becoming acceptable in speech, but
not writing. But I'm not sure any of the constructions you mention are affected by this
I concur with the other panelists who thought that this question reads like a homework
question or school assignment.
If it's not, please resubmit it with couple of examples that show what's puzzling to you.
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