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'Too' and 'So' - Learn Flawless English

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In this lesson we will learn how to use ‘too’ and ‘so’.

Explanation

James: Hi, everybody. Today, we’re going to learn how to agree with an affirmative statement using ‘too’ and ‘so’.

Alice: Can’t I just say ‘I agree’?

James: Of course, Alice. But there are different ways of saying the same thing. What do you think about this restaurant?

Alice: I think it’s great. The food is delicious.

James: Yes. I think the food is delicious, too. By adding ‘too’ at the end of the sentence I mean that I have the same opinion as you.

Alice: I think I get it. It’s like saying you ‘also’ like the food, right?

James: Right. I can use it in other contexts, too. When two or more things or people have something in common, we use ‘too’.

Alice: I see. I am American, and you are American too. We have that in common.

James: My house is big, and yours is too. And what about ‘so’? Do you remember how to use it?

Alice: Yes. I am American, and so are you.

James: You love the food in this restaurant and so do I.

Alice: Your house is big, and so is mine.

James: That’s it! Notice that we use the same auxiliary verb with ‘so’ and ‘too’ as we use in the original statement. For example, if you say that you can speak Spanish, I will use ‘can’ when I respond: ‘I can, too’, or ‘So can I’.

Alice: Got it! And I also noticed that we start a sentence with ‘so’ and end one with ‘too’.

James: Absolutely right, Alice! Let’s listen to some dialogues with more examples.

Conversation 1

Bridget: Hi, Trey. Guess what? I’m going to college next year.

Trey: That’s great news! And what a coincidence! I’m going, too!!

Bridget: Which college?

Trey: I’ll go to Harris County Community College.

Bridget: No way!! Me, too!! I think we’ll love it!

Trey: Me, too!

Conversation 2

Trey: Hey, Bridget. How’s it going? Are you having a good time at college?

Bridget: Definitely!

Trey: So am I. I’ve met some very interesting people.

Bridget: So have I. And it’s only been a week. I think college is going to be a fantastic experience.

Trey: So do I. Hey, I’ve got to go. See you around.

Bridget: Yeah. See you!


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