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1-the words tumbled out so fast that I could barely hear them’

2-don't look so worried’

3-I'm not so foolish as to say that

How would you refer to the sub-modifiers/adverbs (so) in sentence 1,2,3.

a) so in sentences 1,2 and 3

b) so's in sentences 1,2 and 3

c) the so's in sentence 1,2 and 3

d) the so in sentence 1,2 and 3

e)...... type your answer

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You could use either "sos" or "so's" - there's a broader discussion of when it's appropriate to use an apostrophe to pluralise here.

But I'd say the best way would be so avoid pluralising the word "so" altogether.

the instances of "so" in sentences 1, 2 and 3

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