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A query



liewsusfah
Malaysia

A query
 

Q1) I dont want to go shopping.

A1) Neither do I.

 

Q2) I went for the movie yesterday.

A1) So did I.

 

Which is the answer for the following:

Q3) I refused to accept his apologies.

a) So did I

b) Neither did I.

23 Jun 2013      



carinita
Argentina

a) So did I

23 Jun 2013     



pameladion24
Canada

So did I

23 Jun 2013     



liewsusfah
Malaysia

refused : didn t want

3) I refused to accept his apologies.

a) So did I

b) Neither did I.


becomes

4) I didn t want to accept his apologies.


So what is the answer now?


We look at the negative statement or the negative word (i.e didn t/no etc).


Which is which now???


Any say from the linguistics experts?


24 Jun 2013     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

You don t need to be an expert to sort out such things. All you need is a good grammar reference.
Sophia

P.S. You look for negation in the sentence, i.e. didn t/don t/can t/ hasn t/wasn t, etc. then you use neither/nor+auxilary/modal

24 Jun 2013     



yanogator
United States

Q2:  I went to a movie, not for a movie.  Also, it would be "to a movie" or "to the movies", not "to the movie", unless the conversation was already about a specific movie.
 
Bruce

24 Jun 2013     



liewsusfah
Malaysia

Thank you very much. Guess i d learnt a great deal from you guys.
Have a nice day.

24 Jun 2013