B1.2 Lesson 9 C-L – Under fire at work – grammar-lingua

I agree.....so do I

GRAMMAR-LINGUA

Agreeing with positive statements

When you agree with a positive statement, you can use the word ‘so’ + auxiliary or modal verb + pronoun.

Example:

Person 1: “I enjoy hiking in the mountains.”

Person 2: “So do I.” (so + auxiliary/modal verb + pronoun)

This response indicates alignment with the speaker’s sentiment.

Agreeing with negative statements

Alternatively, to agree with a negative statement, you can use ‘nor’ or ‘neither’ followed by an auxiliary or modal verb and then the pronoun.

Example:

Person 1: “I don’t like crowded places.”

Person 2: “Nor do I” or “Neither do I.” (nor/neither + auxiliary/modal verb + pronoun)

Both responses convey shared dislike for crowded places.

Disagreeing with a Positive Statement

When you disagree with a positive statement, you can simply use the pronoun followed by an auxiliary or modal verb and then ‘not’ or the contraction “-n’t”.

Example:

Person 1: “I find spicy food delightful.”

Person 2: “I don’t.” (pronoun + auxiliary/modal verb + not (-n’t))

This response clearly states a differing opinion.

Disagreeing with a Negative Statement

To disagree with a negative statement, you can use the pronoun followed by an auxiliary or modal verb.

Example:

Person 1: “I don’t believe in ghosts.”

Person 2: “I do.” (pronoun + auxiliary/modal verb)

This response indicates a contrary belief.

In summary, employing these sentence structures facilitates clear expression of agreement or disagreement regarding both positive and negative statements.

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