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    #1

    So do I

    In a thread, I saw these two sentences

    A: This takes time and effort.
    B: So does responding to our members' posts!

    Is "responding to our members' posts" the subject here?

    So do I.
    So did he.
    etc

    In addition, I have never seen this inversion used in a future tense.
    Like "So he will".
    Could it be?

    Thanks

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    Re: So do I

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    In a thread, I saw these two sentences

    A: This takes time and effort.
    B: So does responding to our members' posts!

    Is "responding to our members' posts" the subject here?
    Yes. "does so" is a proform that stands proxy for the predication (= sentence minus subject minus first auxiliary or be).

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    So do I.
    So did he.
    etc

    In addition, I have never seen this inversion used in a future tense.
    Like "So he will".
    Could it be?

    Thanks
    Will she come?
    Yes, and so will he.
    Yes, and so he will.

    Will he come with us?
    He reserved a ticket so he will in all likelihood.

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