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    shortened sentences with either

    Hello,

    I'm not sure if it acceptable to shorten sentences with 'either'. I often use the first structure, but I can't recollect hearing anybody say the second.

    I like rock'n'roll. - I do, too, (1)
    I don't like rock'n'roll. - I don't either. (2)

    I would be grateful for any help.
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    Re: shortened sentences with either

    I like rock'n'roll. - I do, too - or: so do I.
    I don't like rock'n'roll. - I don't, either - or: neither/nor do I

    All are fine.

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    Re: shortened sentences with either

    Thank you! For some strange reason it sounded wrong to me; perhaps it was so because I almost always came across the 'neither' pattern.

    I've got one more question. How common is a shortened affirmative sentence if compared to the 'so+aux.verb+noun" model?


    She lives in London with her parents and Peter lives in London with his parents too --->
    ..... and Peter does too. (1)
    .... and so does Peter. (2)

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    Re: shortened sentences with either

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Thank you! For some strange reason it sounded wrong to me; perhaps it was so because I almost always came across the 'neither' pattern.

    I've got one more question. How common is a shortened affirmative sentence if compared to the 'so+aux.verb+noun" model?


    She lives in London with her parents and Peter lives in London with his parents too --->
    ..... and Peter does too. (1)
    .... and so does Peter. (2)
    Both of your shortened choices at the end suggest that Peter lives with her parents, not his own.

    She lives in London with her parents and so does Peter = They both live with her parents.
    She lives in London with her parents and Peter does too = They both live with her parents.
    She lives in London with her parents and Peter lives in London with his = They both live in London with their respective parents.
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    Re: shortened sentences with either

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    I've got one more question. How common is a shortened affirmative sentence if compared to the 'so+aux.verb+noun" model?

    She works in a language school in Berlin and Peter works in a language school in Berlin, too --->
    ..... and Peter does too. (1)
    .... and so does Peter. (2)
    My feeling is that the 'so' form is more common.

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