Here's the question that was put on the tests to enter higher educational institutions (colleges, universities) of Uzbekistan in 2008
Choose the answer which correctly completes the sentence.
Vicky: I'm so hungry. I haven't eaten all day.
Daniel: ... . I didn't have time for breakfast
A) I didn't either
B) I too
C) So am I
D) Neither have I
P.S: I incline to choose two answers C and D. But in our case there must be one correct answer. Is the question incorrect or am I getting dull?
As a native speaker, the only one I would choose is C).
Daniel is commenting on Vicky's first statement..........
"I'm so hungry."
"So am I."
Ignore the follow-up remarks: they're just there to confuse you.
Having said that, I agree it's a terrible question and a very unfair one.
As you say, D) would also be acceptable as this responds to Vicky's comment about not having eaten all day.
Although old-fashioned, it would also be acceptable to respond "I too" (am hungry)!
All in all, an awful question.
buggles (not a teacher)