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    #1

    So have I

    Hi,

    A: I have to wear a uniform at school.
    B: So have I.

    Is it wrong to say 'so I have' instead of 'so do I'?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: So have I

    It's comprehensible but unidiomatic.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: So have I

    We would say So do I.

    We definitely would not say So I have. It's wrong to say this.

    (I'm guessing that GoesStation thought you were saying So have I, which would be an appropriate response to: I have got to wear a uniform at school.)
    Last edited by jutfrank; 24-Jul-2016 at 15:18. Reason: changed 'We' to 'I'

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    #4

    Re: So have I

    I misread your question. You can say So I have! as an exclamation, as in:

    A: You've got your shirt buttoned wrong.
    B: So I have! Thanks for pointing it out.

    You can't respond to I have to wear a uniform at school with "So I have." You'd have to invert subject and verb as you did in your quoted dialog.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: So have I

    Just to be clear:

    I have to wear a uniform at school.
    So do I.

    I have got to wear a uniform at school
    So have I.

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    #6

    Re: So have I

    And "So have I" works also when 'have' is not an auxiliary.

    "I have a black cat."
    "So have I" / "So do I"

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    #7

    Re: So have I

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    Hi,

    A: I have to wear a uniform at school.
    B: So have I.

    Is it wrong to say 'so I have' instead of 'so do I'?

    Thanks.
    If you wanted to repeat the verb "have to" in the response, you would need to say "I have to, too". It's clunky so use "So do I".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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