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use of "so do I"



chalii
Pakistan

use of "so do I"
 
prayers for everyone.

could anybody explain e the exact use of

 "so do I"

can i use it for every agreement like 
"i am happy"  response is 


             " so do I"       or   "so am I" 
 i have new book    (so do I) or ( so have I)

plz make me correct


14 Apr 2012      



brahmam
India

It depends on the verb.
If someone says I am happy , the response given in agreement is So am I .
And if someone says I like pizza , the reply should be So do I .

similary,
I have done it        -      So have I

But I have a book takes So do I and So have I

Hope this helps.


14 Apr 2012     



diddy2703
France

if in your first sentence, you use an auxiliary, you use the same auxiliary for the short answer.
So, as you said, "i am happy" -> "so am I"
So, now, it depends how you consider "i have" in your sentence
In my school (where we learn GB english), the opposite is "i haven t", that implies it s an auxiliary, and we use "so have I/ neither have I".
Nevertheless, in the united states and other places too, it s "i don t have" -> "So do I/neither do I".

I hope it s clear :s.....

15 Apr 2012     



chalii
Pakistan

thanks u all loving ppl

15 Apr 2012