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  1. Amy
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    are vs do

    Hi everyone

    I am going to visit Grandmother today and so are you!

    Why is it are and not "do"?

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    Re: are vs do

    Because the first verb (I am) is the verb 'be', so the same verb is required because it is the same situation for both people.
    I am going and so are you.
    I visit them every week and so does my sister.
    Last edited by Tdol; 14-May-2005 at 09:30. Reason: typo

  2. Amy
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    Re: are vs do

    Sorry I don't get it!

    What do you mean by the first verb (I am) is the verb 'be'?

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    Re: are vs do

    I am = first person singular of 'be', so the verb at the and should be the same when the two actions, etc, are the same. 'Do' is used when the first verb is in the prwsent simple not the present progressive:
    I drink tea and so do you. (We both do the same thing- we drink tea habitually)
    I am drinking tea and so do you. (Wrong- the first verb is talking about now and the second is talking about a habit- they are not the same)


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