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So vs. Thus

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  • So (conjunction)

    In order that.

    "Eat your broccoli so you can have dessert."

  • So (conjunction)

    With the result that; for that reason; therefore.

    "I was hungry so I asked if there was any more food."

    "He ate too much cake, so he fell ill."

    "He wanted a book, so he went to the library."

    "“I need to go to the bathroom.”
    ―“So go!”"

  • So (conjunction)

    Provided that; on condition that, as long as.

  • So (adverb)

    To the (explicitly stated) extent that.

    "It was so hot outside that all the plants died."

    "He was so good, they hired him on the spot."

  • So (adverb)

    To the (implied) extent.

    "I need a piece of cloth so long. [= this long]"

  • So (adverb)

    Very (positive clause).

    "He is so good!"

  • So (adverb)

    Very (negative clause).

    "It’s not so bad. [i.e. it's acceptable]"

  • So (adverb)

    In a particular manner.

    "Place the napkin on the table just so. If that's what you mean, then say so; (or do so)."

  • So (adverb)

    In the same manner or to the same extent as aforementioned; also.

    "Just as you have the right to your free speech, so I have the right to mine."

    "Many people say she's the world's greatest athlete, but I don't think so."

    ""I can count backwards from one hundred." "So can I.""

  • So (adverb)

    To such an extent or degree; as.

    "so far as;"

    "so long as;"

    "so much as"

  • So (adjective)

    True, accurate.

    "That is so."

    "You are responsible for this, is that not so?"

  • So (adjective)

    In that state or manner; with that attribute. A proadjective that replaces the aforementioned adjective phrase.

  • So (adjective)

    Homosexual.

    "Is he so?"

  • So (interjection)

    Used after a pause for thought to introduce a new topic, question or story.

    "So, let's go home."

    "So, what'll you have?"

    "So, there was this squirrel stuck in the chimney..."

  • So (interjection)

    Short for so what.

    ""You park your car in front of my house every morning." — "So?""

  • So (interjection)

    Used to connect previous conversation or events to the following question.

    "So how does this story end?"

    "So, everyone wants to know - did you win the contest or not?"

  • So (interjection)

    Be as you are; stand still; used especially to cows; also used by sailors.

  • So (pronoun)

    abbreviation of someone

  • So (noun)

    A syllable used in solfège to represent the fifth note of a major scale.

  • So (noun)

    A type of dairy product made in Japan between the seventh and 10th centuries.

  • Thus (adverb)

    In this way or manner.

    "If you throw the ball thus, as I’m showing you, you’ll have better luck hitting the target."

  • Thus (adverb)

    As a result.

    "I have all the tools I need; thus, I will be able to fix the car without having to call a mechanic."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • So (adverb)

    In that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known.

  • So (adverb)

    In like manner or degree; in the same way; thus; for like reason; whith equal reason; - used correlatively, following as, to denote comparison or resemblance; sometimes, also, following inasmuch as.

  • So (adverb)

    In such manner; to such degree; - used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape.

  • So (adverb)

    Very; in a high degree; that is, in such a degree as can not well be expressed; as, he is so good; he planned so wisely.

  • So (adverb)

    In the same manner; as has been stated or suggested; in this or that condition or state; under these circumstances; in this way; - with reflex reference to something just asserted or implied; used also with the verb to be, as a predicate.

  • So (adverb)

    The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; - used both as an adverb and a conjuction.

  • So (adverb)

    It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; - used to express assent.

  • So (adverb)

    Well; the fact being as stated; - used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it?

  • So (adverb)

    Is it thus? do you mean what you say? - with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So?

  • So (adverb)

    About the number, time, or quantity specified; thereabouts; more or less; as, I will spend a week or so in the country; I have read only a page or so.

  • So (conjunction)

    Provided that; on condition that; in case that; if.

  • So (interjection)

    Be as you are; stand still; stop; that will do; right as you are; - a word used esp. to cows; also used by sailors.

  • Thus (noun)

    The commoner kind of frankincense, or that obtained from the Norway spruce, the long-leaved pine, and other conifers.

  • Thus (adverb)

    In this or that manner; on this wise.

  • Thus (adverb)

    To this degree or extent; so far; so; as, thus wise; thus peaceble; thus bold.

Webster Dictionary
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  • So (noun)

    the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization

  • So (adjective)

    conforming to truth;

    "I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't so"

    "a truthful statement"

  • So (adjective)

    marked by system; in good order;

    "everything is in order"

    "his books are always just so"

    "things must be exactly so"

  • So (adverb)

    to a very great extent or degree;

    "the idea is so obvious"

    "never been so happy"

    "I love you so"

    "my head aches so!"

  • So (adverb)

    in order that;

    "he stooped down so he could pick up his hat"

  • So (adverb)

    in such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied;

    "They're happy and I hope they will remain so"

    "so live your life that old age will bring no regrets"

  • So (adverb)

    to a certain unspecified extent or degree;

    "I can only go so far with this student"

    "can do only so much in a day"

  • So (adverb)

    in the same way; also;

    "I was offended and so was he"

    "worked hard and so did she"

  • So (adverb)

    in the way indicated;

    "hold the brush so"

    "set up the pieces thus"

  • So (adverb)

    (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed;

    "he was so tired he could hardly stand"

    "so dirty that it smells"

  • So (adverb)

    subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors);

    "then he left"

    "go left first, then right"

    "first came lightning, then thunder"

    "we watched the late movie and then went to bed"

    "and so home and to bed"

  • So (adverb)

    in truth (often tends to intensify);

    "they said the car would break down and indeed it did"

    "it is very cold indeed"

    "was indeed grateful"

    "indeed, the rain may still come"

    "he did so do it!"

  • Thus (noun)

    an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation

  • Thus (adverb)

    (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result;

    "therefore X must be true"

    "the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"

    "we were young and thence optimistic"

    "it is late and thus we must go"

    "the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted"

  • Thus (adverb)

    in the way indicated;

    "hold the brush so"

    "set up the pieces thus"

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