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In this lesson we will learn how to use ‘too’ and ‘so’.
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.
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!
Trey: Hey, Bridget. How’s it going? Are you having a good time at college?
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!