2006Hi, everyone! I've been told that "so" means "too" in the following:
1) I like him. So do I. (=Me too)
2) I like him and so does she.
I've noticed, however, that "too" sometimes follows "so" as in the following:
3) As systems increase in size, so too does the bureaucracy.
4) As your speed increases, so too does your mass. "As" is much better than "While".
I feel that "too" can't be dropped in sentence 3) and sentence 4) but wonder what makes the difference? "too" can be dropped and usually is.
It seems to me, though, that transitive/intransitive thing has something to do with it (like him vs increase), but I'm not sure. What say you? Thanks in advance!
Feel free to correct my sentences. I welcome them, not resent them!
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