A WORD IN THE HAND: SO

SUE DE GROOT | So so-and-so walked into a bar before opening time. So what?

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

One of the best things about writing for Sunday Times Daily is receiving feedback from clever, witty readers. A couple of weeks ago, John van Vledder and William Maloney both objected to my starting a sentence with: “So …”

“Leave it out and it will not affect the construction of the sentence,” said John...

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