big <so it is very /so very> comfortable

vtg81

Senior Member
Italian
Hello,

I am taking this test:

Choose the correct sentence
A) The keyboard is big so it is very comfortable
B) The keyboard is big so is very comfortable

As far as I know the correct answer should be A. Is sentence B considered acceptable?

Thank you in advance
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    A) The keyboard is big so it is very comfortable so = therefore
    B) The keyboard is big so is very comfortable so = and thus

    I hear it colloquially. Written, it is a little awkward to read, so I would avoid it.
     

    Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    The keyboard is big, and so, very comfortable. would work, in my opinion.
    :eek: Really, benny. Please could you explain that?

    That doesn't address the question, though. I agree with The Newt that B is unacceptable as an answer to the test question.

    B) The keyboard is big so is very comfortable so = and thus
    Paul, to accept that I'd consider a comma essential "The keyboard is big, so is very comfortable."
     

    Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    Is sentence B considered acceptable?
    It sounds to me like exactly the kind of mistake frequently made by speakers of Romance languages, in which verbs do not generally require explicit subjects. Sentence B is both incorrect and unidiomatic in American English.
     

    bennymix

    Senior Member
    We are agreed that B in the OP is not satisfactory. Are we also agreed that some elisions--marked by commas--are allowed and just fine. Jane at the piano is wonderful; Jack, awful {'at the piano is' elided.

    The keyboard is a poor, overall; first, it is small and so, very uncomfortable {'it is' elided}; second, the keys 'travel' only one millimeter, hence, are fussy {'they' elided}.
     

    RM1(SS)

    Senior Member
    English - US (Midwest)
    Choose the correct sentence
    A) The keyboard is big so it is very comfortable
    B) The keyboard is big so is very comfortable
    Neither is correct, as they don't have periods at the end.

    The keyboard is big so it is very comfortable. :tick:
    The keyboard is big so is very comfortable. :cross:
    The keyboard is big and so is very comfortable. :tick:
     

    natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    Does no-one think that there is some missing punctuation?

    I'd go for:

    The keyboard is big; so it is very comfortable. or ...is big, so it ...
    The keyboard is big, and so it is very comfortable.
     
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