(IN THIS WAY)
› in this way, or like this: The pillars, which are outside the building, are so placed in order to provide the maximum space inside. I've so arranged my trip that I'll be home on Friday night.› used when you are showing how something is done: Just fold this piece of paper back, so, and make a crease here. Gently fold in the eggs like so.› used when you are representing the size of something: "How tall is he next to you?" "Oh, about so big," she said, indicating the level of her neck. "The table that I liked best was about so wide," she said, holding her arms out a metre and a half. Grammar
So and not with expect, hope, think, etc.We can use so after some verbs instead of repeating an object clause, especially in short answers. The verbs we do this with most are: appear, assume, be afraid (meaning ‘regret’), believe, expect, guess, hope, imagine, presume, reckon, seem, suppose, think: …
A2 used at the beginning of a sentence to connect it with something that has been said or has happened previously: So, there I was standing at the edge of the road with only my underwear on ... So, just to finish what I was saying earlier...A2 used as a way of making certain that you or someone else understand something correctly, often when you are repeating the important points of a plan: So we leave on the Thursday and get back the next Tuesday, is that right?A2 used to refer to a discovery that you have just made: So that's what he does when I'm not around!A2 used as a short pause, sometimes to emphasize what you are saying: So, here we are again - just you and me.A2 used before you introduce a subject of conversation that is of present interest, especially when you are asking a question: So, who do you think is going to win the election?› informal used to show that you agree with something that someone has just said, but you do not think that it is important: So the car's expensive - well, I can afford it.
(IN ORDER THAT)
› in order that, or with the result that: They moved so they could be closer to her family.