What is the meaning of in doing so?

What is the meaning of in doing so?

So “in doing so” actually means “while doing so”, but “by doing so” means “because I did so”. So consider: I ran out the door, in doing so I slipped on the ice outside. This means that while I was in the process of running out the door, I slipped.

Which is correct in doing so or in so doing?

‘In doing so’, makes the verb (doing) the focus of the phrase. ‘In so doing’, is slightly reflexive, returning the emphasis back to what is being done. It is a finely nuanced distinction and the degree of formality in the latter phrase lends it to a negative connotation.

Can you start a sentence with doing so?

Although many people were taught to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction, all major style guides say that doing so is fine. In fact, as many as 10% of sentences in first-rate writing begin with conjunctions, according to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Do so or doing so?

“To do so” is a better choice; for doing so doesn’t work at all. It would be a little more USEnglish-natural to say “To do this…’

What is another word for in doing so?

“This novel bravely turns that idea on its head, and in doing so reinvigorates our perceptions of the North American continent.”…What is another word for in doing so?

therefore thus
hence consequently
accordingly so
as a result because of this
due to this ergo

Whats another word for by doing so?

What is another word for by doing so?

thereby consequently
correspondingly subsequently
so whence
wherefore as a result of that
as a consequence as a consequence of that

Is there a comma after in doing so?

Technically, none of those is a correct sentence, nor would they be correct with “in doing so”, because they’re comma splices. You can’t just ram together two sentences without a conjunction or at least a semicolon.

What is another way to say in doing so?

What is another word for in doing so?

therefore thus
due to this ergo
for this reason in so doing
subsequently that being so
that being the case thence

What means to do so?

Used for emphasis to insist that one does, has done, or has something.

Is by doing so formal?

Senior Member. You’re right, “by/in so doing” is a set expression and slightly archaic, but still common in elevated writing. In dialogue it would indicate an old-fashioned, academic person.

What can I use instead of so in a sentence?

In this page you can discover 68 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for so, like: therefore, thus, hence, extremely, in this way, in-order-that, consequently, likewise, accordingly, then and and-so-on.

Do we put comma before so?

A comma is needed before “so” when it’s acting as a conjunction to bring together two independent clauses. An independent clause is a complete thought with its own subject and predicate.

Do you always need a comma before so?

So seems so simple When it does, a comma is usually needed because the two clauses it connects can stand on their own as individual sentences. Neither depends on the other, and both are equally important.

How do you use do so?

We use do so mostly to refer to actions where the subject and verb are the same as the ones we have mentioned. Do so is generally more formal than do it and do that: I wanted them to leave, and politely asked them to do so, but they wouldn’t go, so I called the police.

How do you do so synonyms?


  1. accomplish, achieve, act, carry out, complete, conclude, discharge, end, execute, perform, produce, transact, undertake, work.
  2. answer, be adequate, be enough, be of use, be sufficient, cut the mustard, pass muster, satisfy, serve, suffice, suit.

What’s another word for by doing so?

What can I say instead of so so?

Synonyms & Antonyms of so-so

  • common,
  • fair,
  • indifferent,
  • mediocre,
  • medium,
  • middling,
  • ordinary,
  • passable,

Can I use so in formal writing?

Show activity on this post. I try to avoid using “so” in formal / business writing. Someone suggested “therefore” as an alternative, but in some cases that may sound too strong, as it implies an indisputable logical conclusion.

How do you use so?

We use so as a subordinating conjunction to introduce clauses of result or decision:

  1. I got here late. It was a long journey, so I’m really tired now.
  2. You are right, of course, so I think we will accept what the bank offers.
  3. It’s much cheaper with that airline, isn’t it, so I’ll get all the tickets for us with them.

Does a comma go after so at the beginning of a sentence?

In formal writing style “so” is not followed by a comma when used at the beginning of a sentence, although some feel strongly that it shouldn’t begin a sentence in the first place. When used as a subordinating conjunction, no comma is required. I studied hard so I could pass my exams. (meaning so that) I think “so”.