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So/Neither

To indicate that something that someone said is true for you too, you can simply say, "Me too." To say that a negative statement applies to you too, you can say "Me neither."   In these types of situations we also sometimes use so or neither with auxiliary verbs and pronouns. The table below describes how to do this.

To be - With the verb to be you use so or neither, then the verb to be (am), then the subject (I).  See the examples below.
SENTENCE RESPONSE
I'm tired. So am I.
I'm not tired. Neither am I.
Present - With verbs in the present tense you use so or neither, then do and then the subject (I).   See the examples below.
SENTENCE RESPONSE
I swim. So do I.
I don't swim. Neither do I.
Present Perfect - With verbs in the present perfect you use so or neither, then have and then the subject (I).   See the examples below.
SENTENCE RESPONSE
I've finished. So have I.
I haven't finished. Neither have I.
Future - With verbs in the future you use so or neither, then will and then the subject (I).   See the examples below.
SENTENCE RESPONSE
I will study. So will I.
I won't study. Neither will I.
Past - With verbs in the past tense you use so or neither, then did and then the subject (I).   See the examples below.
SENTENCE RESPONSE
I finished. So did I.
I didn't finish. Neither did I.

Practice
Select a response that agrees with the following sentences.

1. I'm a student.

2. I went on vacation last year.

3. I'm not Chinese.

4. I'll wake up early tomorrow.

5. I won't go to work on Saturday.

6. I've studied English.

7. I didn't go to the movie theater.

8. I don't speak Japanese.

9. I haven't been to Paris.

10. I have been to New York.

11. I'm going to work tomorrow.

12. I live in an apartment.

13. I didn't visit my parents.

14. I'll call him tomorrow.

15. I'm not watching TV.

16. I haven't fixed the car yet.

17. I won't read that article.

18. I've seen that movie.

19. I like pizza.

20. I exercised this morning.

 

Practice
Now answer the questions with expressions with so or neither or a short answer according to what is true for you.

example
I'm tired. 
You could answer with "So am I." if you are tired or with "I'm not." if you're not tired.

1) I'm Mexican.

2) I'll go to work tomorrow.

3) I don't like coffee.

4) I had a sandwich for lunch.

5) I'm not sick today.

6) I speak Spanish.

7) I won't use my computer tomorrow.

8) I've been to DisneyWorld.

9) I didn't go on vacation last year.

10) I haven't been to New York.

 

Find the Mistake

Instructions
Find the errors in the sentences.  Write the sentences correctly.

example
She are a student. --> She is a student.

1. He's a very agressive man.
  

2. She's tired and so I am.
  

3. She's entusiastic and creative. 
  

4. He isn't sad and niether am I.
  

5. He doesn't work and so do I.
  

 

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