too works quite well in simple exchanges such as:
'Iím hungry - Me too.' OR 'So am I.'
'Iím feeling very sleepy.' 'Me too.'
'I think Iíll go to bed.' 'So will I.'
Itís not very common as a stand-alone phrase
with other pronouns, apart from You too? as a question, registering
surprise, as in:
'I failed my maths exam.' 'You too? So did I!'
would be unlikely to say: He too or Her too or They
too, although we can use this construction if it is part of a
longer utterance, as in:
'Maggie couldnít go and he too discovered that he was
unable to attend the December board meeting owing to a prior commitment.'
Note that the converse of Me too is Nor me or Me
'I donít fancy climbing to the top of this mountain this afternoon.'
'Iím not going to Janeís party on Saturday.' 'Nor me.'
that the so construction is used to agree with a positive statement
and the nor or neither construction is used to agree
with a negative statement. It can be used with all tense forms and
all modal verbs, so you need to be careful to select the right auxiliary
verb or modal. Consider the following:
'I canít swim.' 'Nor can I.'
'They shouldnít have said they could help him.' 'Neither
'We stayed at the Shangri-La in Penang.' 'What a coincidence!
So did we.'
'Marjorieís going to live in Edinburgh Ė near the Cathedral.'
'Soís Jack Ė opposite the National Gallery.'
'I hate travelling all the way to Scotland by coach.' 'So
'I was so tired by the time we got there.' 'So were the
'We havenít forgotten that itís Sidís birthday next week.'
'Neither have we.'
test your knowledge in this simple quiz. Only one of the suggested
forms is correct or most appropriate. Click on it.
donít have enough money for a holiday this year.
wonít be able to visit Malaysia.
children shouldn't behave like that!
so hungry he could eat a horse.
hadnít visited their aunt since their uncle died.