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sobald, sofern, soweit, sooft …

There is a special group among the connectors, namely those that begin with “so”. These are adverbs that are preceded by “so”. They correspond in many cases to the English connectors formed with “as … as”:

bald

soon

sobald

as soon as

fern

far

sofern

as far as  |  if

weit

far

soweit

as far as

oft

often

sooft

as often as

lange

long

solange

as long as

sehr

much

sosehr

as much

wie

like

sowie

as well as

However, there are some that start with “so” that are not formed with “as … as” in English:

somit

thus | hence | therefore

soeben

just now

sofort

immediately

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