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Session 35

How can you show you agree with what someone has said? Well, James is here to explain when to use 'so' and when to use 'neither' to show agreement in this English In A Minute.

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So vs Neither

How can you show you agree with what someone has said? Well, James is here to explain when to use 'so' and when to use 'neither' to show agreement in this English In A Minute.

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James

Hi everyone, James here.

We’re going to take a look at some quick and easy ways to agree with other people's opinions.

If someone says something positive that you agree with, you can say so do I or so am I.

I love sushi!
So do I!

I'm really tired today.
So am I!

You can also say me too!

However, when somebody says something negative with the word not for example, we use the word neither or neither. Neither do I, or Neither am I.

I don’t go to the cinema very often.
Neither do I.

I’m not very well at the moment.
Neither am I.

We can also just say me neither!

So, to agree with something positive, you use the word so, but to agree with something negative, we use neither or neither.

Thanks for joining us, everybody.

So vs Neither

So

When we agree with something someone has said and their statement is positive, we can use the word so.

You can say so do I or so am I.

  • I love dancing.
  • So do I.
  • I am really happy today.
  • So am I.

You can also say me too!

  • I love dancing.
  • Me too!
  • I am really happy today.
  • Me too!

Neither

When we agree with something someone has said and their statement is negative, we can use the word neither.

You can say neither do I or neither am I.

  • I don't listen to much music.
  • Neither do I.
  • I'm not going to the meeting.
  • Neither am I.

You can also say me neither!

  • I don't listen to much music.
  • Me neither!
  • I'm not going to the meeting.
  • Me neither!

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