So vs. Therefore

So vs. Therefore — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between So and Therefore

Soadverb

To the amount or degree expressed or understood; to such an extent

She was so happy that she cried.

Thereforeadverb

For that reason or cause; consequently or hence.

Soadverb

To a great extent; to such an evident degree

But the idea is so obvious.

Thereforeadverb

(conjunctive) For that or this purpose, referring to something previously stated.

Soadverb

Afterward; then

to the gas station and so home.

Thereforeadverb

(conjunctive) Consequently, by or in consequence of that or this cause; referring to something previously stated.

Traditional values will always have a place, therefore they will never lose relevance.

Soadverb

Used to preface a remark or signal a new subject

So what happened here? So I'm going to the store to buy some milk.

Thereforeadverb

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

therefore X must be truethe eggs were fresh and hence satisfactorywe were young and thence optimisticit is late and thus we must gothe witness is biased and so cannot be trusted

Soadverb

In the same way; likewise

You were on time, and so was I.

Thereforeadverb

as a consequence;

he had good reason to be grateful for the opportunities which they had made available to him and which consequently led to the good position he now held

Soadverb

Apparently; well, then. Used in expressing astonishment, disapproval, or sarcasm

So you think you've got troubles?.

Soadverb

In truth; indeed; assuredly

"You aren't right." "I am so!".

Soadverb

(Informal) Used as an intensive, especially with verbs or verb phrases

They want to move in with us, but that is so not going to happen.

Soadverb

In the condition or manner expressed or indicated; thus

Hold the brush so.

Soadjective

True; factual

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

Soadjective

In good order

Everything on his desk must be exactly so.

Soconjunction

For that reason; therefore

This is the easiest way to get there, so don't argue.

Soconjunction

With the result or consequence that

He failed to appear, so we went on without him.

Soconjunction

With the purpose that

I stayed so I could see you.

Sointerjunction

Used to express surprise or comprehension

So! You've finished your work at last.

Sonoun

Variant of sol1.

Soconjunction

In order that.

Eat your broccoli so you can have dessert.

Soconjunction

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!”

Soconjunction

(archaic) Provided that; on condition that, as long as.

Soadverb

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.

Soadverb

(informal) To the (implied) extent.

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

Soadverb

(informal) Very (positive clause).

He is so good!

Soadverb

(informal) Very (negative clause).

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

Soadverb

Very much.

But I so want to see the Queen when she visits our town!That is so not true!

Soadverb

In a particular manner.

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

Soadverb

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."

Soadverb

To such an extent or degree; as.

so far as;so long as;so much as

Soadjective

True, accurate.

That is so.You are responsible for this, is that not so?

Soadjective

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

Soadjective

Homosexual.

Is he so?

Sointerjection

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...

Sointerjection

Short for so what.

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

Sointerjection

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?

Sointerjection

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

Sopronoun

abbreviation of someone

Sonoun

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

Sonoun

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

Sonoun

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

Soadjective

conforming to truth;

I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't soa truthful statement

Soadjective

marked by system; in good order;

everything is in orderhis books are always just sothings must be exactly so

Soadverb

to a very great extent or degree;

the idea is so obviousnever been so happyI love you somy head aches so!

Soadverb

in order that;

he stooped down so he could pick up his hat

Soadverb

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

They're happy and I hope they will remain soso live your life that old age will bring no regrets

Soadverb

to a certain unspecified extent or degree;

I can only go so far with this studentcan do only so much in a day

Soadverb

in the same way; also;

I was offended and so was heworked hard and so did she

Soadverb

in the way indicated;

hold the brush soset up the pieces thus

Soadverb

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

he was so tired he could hardly standso dirty that it smells

Soadverb

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

then he leftgo left first, then rightfirst came lightning, then thunderwe watched the late movie and then went to bedand so home and to bed

Soadverb

in truth (often tends to intensify);

they said the car would break down and indeed it didit is very cold indeedwas indeed gratefulindeed, the rain may still comehe did so do it!