Rachel So or Really? A student recently sent me a query from the FCE practice. He didn’t understand the difference between: I was really impressed (which he got wrong) OR I was so impressed (which was the right answer). The full sentence was: I was ………. impressed I went straight home. This was my reply. ‘So’ is stronger than ‘really’. It is used before adjectives and adverbs but not before verbs. You use ‘so’ when a reason or a result is stated. You don’t have a reason or result with ‘really’. Here there is a result, the person went home! Hence the answer is ‘so’ and not ‘really’ [gap height=”15″] Contact Rachel today > http://www.italki.com/teacher/1394345 [gap height=”15″] February 16, 2015/0 Comments/by Jessica http://skypenglish4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Screen-Shot-2015-02-16-at-3.47.25-PM-1.png 368 895 Jessica http://skypenglish4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SE4U2-2-4.jpg Jessica2015-02-16 16:20:162015-02-16 16:20:16So or Really?