1 sounds natural to my ear, but how about 2? People would say, "He can speak French, and so can Jason," but how would you say somebody can do something too when the object of the verb is different?
 He can't speak French, and neither can he speak German.
 He can speak French, and so can he speak German.
One more query about this 'so' construct ....
A: I intentionally ignored his remark.
B: So did I. (This means the second person also 'intentionally' ignored his remark)
A: I hardly ignored his remark.
B: So did I. (This means the second person also ignored his remark. So this reply would sound very odd)
With 'hardly' --- and adverbs such as 'scarcely,' 'seldom,' and 'barely' ---, the sense of the adverb is not included in the interpretation, isn't it?
Hiro/ Sendai, Japan
Last edited by PROESL; 04-Aug-2009 at 01:06.
I wanted to know if the interpretatio of the 'so reply' would include the sense of 'hardly,' 'scarcely,' 'seldom,' and 'barely.
For instance ...
'I seldom went to Christmas parties.'
'So do I' (Wrong way of saying 'I seldom do, either,' as this so-reply does not include the sense of 'seldom,' right?)
I didn't mention 'rarely,' but it's in the same group in this respect, isn't it?