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    Yes. So I did.

    --Did you go to see the film Let Go Bullets last night?
    --Yes. So I did.

    Is the Yes in the reply necessary? I would think using 'So I did' or just 'Yes, I did' would be ok. But I'd like to know whether many native English speakers use 'Yes. So I did.' in such a context.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Yes. So I did.

    You are correct that "Yes I did." is the common colloquial form.

    In everyday speech you would not likely hear "So I did", or "Yes. So I did." These phrases are either dialect, or the speaker is trying to convey some special effect.

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    Re: Yes. So I did.

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    --Did you go to see the film Let Go Bullets last night?
    --Yes. So I did.

    Is the Yes in the reply necessary? I would think using 'So I did' or just 'Yes, I did' would be ok. But I'd like to know whether many native English speakers use 'Yes. So I did.' in such a context.

    Thank you in advance.
    'Yes,' or 'Yes I did' are the only natural answers in standard BrE.
    'I did' is more formal.

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    Re: Yes. So I did.

    An Irish English speaker would be likely to say "I did so". So you might hear that if you meet any Irish people.

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    Re: Yes. So I did.

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    --Did you go to see the film Let Go Bullets last night?
    --Yes. So I did.

    Is the Yes in the reply necessary? I would think using 'So I did' or just 'Yes, I did' would be ok. But I'd like to know whether many native English speakers use 'Yes. So I did.' in such a context.

    Thank you in advance.
    Not many, but some. This may have something to do with the fact that Latin had no single word for 'yes' so many translations introduced a 'so' on the basis of something like ita vero ('thus indeed'), and many older prescriptive grammars 'followed suit' [='adopted the same approach'].

    Tangentially, it was on the basis of the Latin etiam that most Romance languages introduced the particle 'si'.

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