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    So do I. or Neither do I

    Hello everybody.
    I was asked a question from one of my students yesturday while dealing with "so do I / neither do I" to express agreement and disagreement.
    the question was: ( If someone said: I dislike insects. Am I going to say: So do I. or Neither do I. )
    Well, personally I'm confused. Can anyone help?
    Thank you

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    Re: So do I. or Neither do I

    I dislike insects.
    So do I.

    I don't like insects.
    Neither do I.

    We use "so" with positive statements and "neither" with negative. Don't be confused by the fact that "dislike" has a negative connotation. That makes no difference. There is no actual word in "I dislike insects" that makes it a negative statement, whereas "I don't like ..." uses "don't" which is a negative.

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    Re: So do I. or Neither do I

    Quote Originally Posted by amnir View Post

    I dislike insects. Am I going to say: So do I. or Neither do I. )

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) My opinion is:

    Tom: I dislike insects.

    Mona: Oh, so do I. ( = I also dislike insects.)

    *****

    Martha: I do not like insects.

    Ralph: Oh, neither do I. ( = I do not like insects, either.)

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