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English Grammar and Exercises for ESL learners.


SO  -  NEITHER


SO

SO is used to show agreement with affirmative statements by, or concerning, another person.

SO + Auxiliary + Subject (pronoun) :  So do I

Remember :
The Auxiliary in the response must agree with the verb tense in the original statement.

Here are some examples :

Speaker A
Speaker B
Charlie likes chocolate So do I. (= I like chocolate too.) 
Emma lives in London. So does Amanda. (= Amanda lives in London too.) 
Alex can swim. So can Jenny. (= Jenny can swim too.) 
Pedro is good at sports. So is Rafael. (= Rafael is good at sports too.) 
Our teachers are very strict. So are ours. (= Our teachers are very strict too.)
Enzo would love to work in Paris. So would I. (= I would love to work in Paris too.) 
Alex will be angry. So will I. (= I will be angry too.)
     
NEITHER

NEITHER is used to show agreement with negative statements.
NEITHER can be replaced by NOR with no change in meaning.

Neither + Auxiliary + Subject (pronoun) :  Neither do I (Nor do I)

Remember :
The Auxiliary in the response must agree with the verb tense in the original statement.

Here are some examples :

Speaker A
Speaker B
Sam doesn't want to go out. Neither do I. (= I don't want to go out either.)
Wendy can't cook. Neither can I. (= I can't cook either.) 
Jason doesn't have a ticket. Neither does Tom. (= Tom doesn't have a ticket either.) 
I can't speak Chinese. Neither can Sue. (= Sue can't speak Chinese either.) 
Peter hasn't finished yet. Neither has Tom. (= Tom hasn't finished either.) 
Meg couldn't come today Neither could Sue. (= Sue couldn't come today either.) 
Dad won't pay attention. Neither will Mum. (= Mum won't pay attention either.)




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