I see here question about duplicates that it is OK to post here when one's question is falsely marked duplicate.
This is the case with my question “I was late, and so I got fired.” Can we use two conjunctions in a row?. The question linked as duplicate is regarding a specific aspect of the usage of "and so".
That other question is, word for word, If "and so" connects predicates such that the second is the result of the first, do we need to repeat the same words in the second? My question is whether it is actually incorrect to use "and so". I am still convinced that it is ultimately incorrect, while the other question is entirely based on the assumption that it is correct.

Whether it is proper English or not, no aspect of my question is even hinted at in the other.

I've edited my question to refute the duplicate claim, but I see it is 1 vote short of being deleted. Is there more I can do than posting about it here?
Thank you.

  • Duplicates aren't deleted and mistakes can be reversed just like other closures. There is more information about duplicates (and why they're not a bad thing!) in the help: english.stackexchange.com/help/duplicates That said, I don't think the "use of and so" is a good dupe target.
    – ColleenV
    Apr 9, 2018 at 1:10
  • "No aspect...is even hinted at...": both titles have '...and so...' which is the central part of your question. That's more than a hint.
    – Mitch
    Apr 9, 2018 at 1:11
  • Hang on a sec... we have always been told that duplicates are considered safe from deletion. Now I don't have the time to search the depths of meta but there are many posts about duplicates and how Stack Exchange doesn't think duplicates are "bad".
    – Mari-Lou A
    Apr 9, 2018 at 1:12
  • @ColleenV there are two votes in favour of deletion... they shouldn't even be there.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Apr 9, 2018 at 1:14
  • The two answers do mention "and so". I am too sleepy to think straight. Ciao.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Apr 9, 2018 at 1:20
  • @Mari-LouA Oh, thanks - I can't see the votes because I don't have the reputation. We get a lot of folks on ELL confusing "closed" with "deleted" and I thought this was another one of those cases.
    – ColleenV
    Apr 9, 2018 at 1:21
  • @Mitch Fair enough, in the same way that two questions with titles mentioning "however" would include more than a hint of duplication. Apr 9, 2018 at 2:58
  • @ChuckkHubbard I was just being a stickler. the content of the two questions is definitely different (rereading, I can barely tell what the other question is asking, but it's definitely not what you are asking).
    – Mitch
    Apr 9, 2018 at 14:03
  • @Mitch You caught me red-hyperboled! I was afraid of coming off as soft. Apr 9, 2018 at 14:58


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