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    Arrow What is more correct?

    Please help me with this sentence..

    "Yes I am doing fine and so you too, I am sure."

    Is that correct?

    Or is better like this:

    "Yes i am doing fine and so you are, I am sure. "

    I want to say that i am doing fine, and i know that he is doing fine too, but dont want to change it too much, i want to stay in this form and dont know how is more correct to say. Hope you know what i mean. Thanx a lot for any help. :)

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    #2

    Re: What is more correct?

    /A learner/

    "Yes, I am doing fine, and so are you. "

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    #3

    Re: What is more correct?

    "Yes, I am doing fine, and so are you." is better?

    thanx a lot e2e4! :)

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    Re: What is more correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by sonniy View Post
    "Yes, I am doing fine, and so are you." is better?
    It's not just that it's better, as e2e4 suggested; your alternative is not acceptable.

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    #5

    Re: What is more correct?

    These are incorrect:

    "Yes I am doing fine and so you too, I am sure."
    "Yes i am doing fine and so you are, I am sure. "


    Try,


    • ..., and so, too, are you.
    • ..., as are you.

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    #6

    Re: What is more correct?

    I'm not a teacher, but what do you think of the following...

    Yes, I'm fine and I'm sure you are too.
    Yes, I'm fine and I'm sure you are so too.
    Yes, I'm fine and I'm sure you are fine too.
    Yes, I'm fine and I'm sure you are also fine.
    Yes, I'm fine and I'm sure you are doing fine too.
    Yes, I'm fine and I'm sure you are doing fine as well.
    Yes, I'm fine and I'm sure you are doing well.

    Hope you like the examples :)

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    #7

    Re: What is more correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by leke View Post
    I'm not a teacher, but what do you think of the following...


    Yes, I'm fine and I'm sure you are so too.
    This one sounds very odd. Is it a BrE thing to say?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: What is more correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    This one sounds very odd. Is it a BrE thing to say?
    Yes, I think so too , I had a chuckle when I threw that one in. I'm from England so I guess it could be specific to our dialect. We tend to say things like...
    It is so that you can blah, blah...
    So be it.
    hmmm... can't think of more at the moment.
    I guess it's not very common. Maybe other UK'ers can provide more examples?

    I wonder if it is related to "also" -> "all so" -- perhaps it's a singular or shorthand version of "also"?
    You can do this so you can do that.
    You can do this and also that.
    Same meaning perhaps?

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    #9

    Re: What is more correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by leke View Post
    You can do this so you can do that. The only meaning this has for me is: You can do this, so (= consequently) you can do that.
    'Yes, I'm fine and I'm sure you are so too.' Not in my moderately standard form of Br E.
    'It is so that you can blah, blah...' No
    'So be it.''No Yes

    Also:
    George: I hear Fred has died.
    Matilda: That is so.

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    Re: What is more correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    'Yes, I'm fine and I'm sure you are so too.' Not in my moderately standard form of Br E.
    'It is so that you can blah, blah...' No
    'So be it.''No Yes

    Also:
    George: I hear Fred has died.
    Matilda: That is so.
    Thanks for the corrections good sir.

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