On so goes the knight in search of shelter for the night.

Can I place "so" like this in the sentence?

  • No. If you write this, what is your subject? – user3169 Jan 12 '18 at 7:38
  • Not when you want so to connect your sentence to the previous one with the meaning "for that reason" or "in light of that" or "and the next thing that happened". Here so modifies on, albeit somewhat awkwardly. on in that manner – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jan 12 '18 at 11:51
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    The fair maiden, thinking she was alone, spoke aloud her wish that a handsome knight would come along and fulfill her every desire. So out pops the scurvy knight who was hiding behind the haystack, and says, " And 'ere I be, me love!" You wouldn't say "Out so pops the knight..." – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jan 12 '18 at 11:59

I would not place so in that sentence. What you might be trying to say is and so on went the knight in search of shelter for the night

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  • Nope, I'm hoping to say "So the knight goes on in search of shelter for the night" – SovereignSun Jan 12 '18 at 7:01
  • goes on is a phrase in itself, so you can't split it up. "the beat goes on" for example. – user3169 Jan 12 '18 at 7:40
  • But we can invert the words and say "On goes the beat" and I find it possible to split it in this word order. – SovereignSun Jan 12 '18 at 7:51

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