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The verb ending そお makes a na-adjective that means “looks/seems like what is described by the predicate]
A plain form adjective or verb. or a noun + の followed by the na-adjective よう functions as a な adjective meaning “similar to what is described by the predicate”.
よう is used to show that the speaker is saying what something looks like or seems.
The special noun よう, which means “appearance” can be used to show the speaker’s judgement based on what they have seen, read, heard or been told
The special noun とおり represents something that is exactly how it is described.