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"Humans love being appreciated and enjoy this" Wold it be correct if I used 'so' instead of 'this' like example below? "Humans love being appreciated and enjoy so"

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  • No. It would be completely weird, to the point of incomprehensibility. What makes you think the two are interchangeable at that point? Commented Jul 14, 2018 at 14:50
  • In the example sentence, this refers back to (and is syntactically/semantically equivalent to) being appreciated. But I think it's bordering on nonsense to say Humans love being appreciated and enjoy being appreciated - it's just pointless repetition of the same statement twice in one sentence. I'm ignoring the possibility that what humans enjoy is the fact that they love being appreciated - the syntax would allow that interpretation, but it makes no sense to me. Commented Jul 14, 2018 at 16:09

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"Humans love being appreciated and enjoy that so much."

"Humans love being appreciated and so enjoy that."

Those are two ways you can express your idea.

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