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    I have a headache. Same.

    Hello.

    If someone says: "I have a headache" can we say: "the same" or "same".
    Does it mean "I have a headache too"? How can we say it in good English?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Boris Tatarenko; 03-Feb-2014 at 16:47.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: I have a headache. Same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    If someone says: "I have a headache" can we say: "the same" or "same".
    Does it mean "I have a headache too"? How can we say it in good English.

    Thanks.
    You could say "Same here".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 03-Feb-2014 at 16:49. Reason: typo

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    #3

    Re: I have a headache. Same.

    Why don't we use "the" before "same"?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: I have a headache. Same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Why don't we use "the" before "same"?
    You can if you want to.

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    #5

    Re: I have a headache. Same.

    Not a teacher, but I'm trying to explain it with the use of Russian, sorry for the inconvenience to non-Russian speakers!

    I have a headache (=у меня болит голова)
    So do I (=у меня тоже)

    "so do I" or "so am I" is a general expression to state that you are in the same situation.

    "I have a wife and kids" - "So do I"
    "But I'm a doctor!" - "So am I"
    Peter
    (I'm not a teacher or a native English speaker. I'm just trying to help...)

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    Re: I have a headache. Same.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterValk View Post
    Not a teacher, but I'm trying to explain it with the use of Russian, sorry for the inconvenience to non-Russian speakers!

    I have a headache (=у меня болит голова)
    So do I (=у меня тоже)
    Please don't do that in this forum, which is for the benefit of all members. We use only English here.

    "so do I" or "so am I" is a general expression to state that you are in the same situation.

    "I have a wife and kids" - "So do I"
    "But I'm a doctor!" - "So am I"
    No, they are not. It is the 'so/neither' plus BE or an auxiliary/modal that is one way of stating that people are in the same situation. There are also other ways - including the expression this thread is about, 'same here'.

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    #7

    Re: I have a headache. Same.

    I always reply "so do I", I just wanted to know if it's possible use "some" in this case.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: I have a headache. Same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I always reply "so do I", I just wanted to know if it's possible use "some" in this case.
    I'm confused. Where do you want to use the word "some"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I have a headache. Same.

    Typo, "same", see original post!
    Peter
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    #10

    Re: I have a headache. Same.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterValk View Post
    Typo, "same", see original post!
    Thanks, Peter. I realised that after I'd hit Submit but I left the question there to bring Boris' attention to it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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