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When I received your email, I was so much glad.

Do you think that, in above sentence, the use of "so much" is correct? What should I use? If I use, "so" instead of "so much", does the meaning of sentence remain same? Please tell when "so" is used, and when "so much" is used.

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  • The correct syntax is: "Wow. So email. Much receive. Wow." – user139454 Oct 27 '15 at 14:29
  • ... I was SO glad. Here, "so" is operating as an adverb and would receive the same punctuation rules of other adverbs. Review your sentence and determine whether SO is operating as a conjunction or an adverb. The rest will make sense with a little practice. – Stu W Oct 27 '15 at 14:36
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    This is an English idiom. You can say "so very glad," but "so much glad" would identify you as a foreign learner. – Stu W Oct 27 '15 at 14:41
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SO is a coordinating conjunction equivalent to "and," "but," and "or." It follows the same punctuation rules. Other forms of SO are different parts of speech. SO THAT specifically does not require a comma when used preceding the predicate part of a sentence. SO MUCH is an adverbial phrase (in every context I can think of) and would not require a comma on either side. You can usually avoid the word "that" following SO MUCH. "I love you so much that I would die for you" verses "I love you so much I would die for you." SO MUCH modifies the verb "love."

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