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    So too is the question that follows : How do we achieve it?

    Hello all,
    May I know what 'So too' means here? I've never come across such phrase. I also can't find any definition regrading its meaning.

    Are you happy? It is a simple question, one that you can instinctively answer with an easy ‘yes’ or ‘no’ . However, for some obscure reason the question “what is happiness?” is more difficult to answer. So too is the question that follows : “How do we achieve it?”


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    Re: So too is the question that follows : How do we achieve it?

    Source and author?

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    Re: So too is the question that follows : How do we achieve it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Source and author?
    Here is the book from which I asked the question:
    Source:Focus on Vocabulary 1: Bridging Vocabulary (2nd Edition), by Diane Schmitt
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 18-Feb-2017 at 13:33. Reason: Removed unnecessary hyperlinks

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    Re: So too is the question that follows : How do we achieve it?

    Nininaz, many people won't bother to click on external links. In future, when you are asked for the source and the author, please take the time to post the title of the book and the author in a post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: So too is the question that follows : How do we achieve it?

    "So too is X" means "So is X, too/also." Strictly the "too" is not needed.

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    Re: So too is the question that follows : How do we achieve it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "So too is X" means "So is X, too/also." Strictly the "too" is not needed.
    "So is the question that follows : “How do we achieve it?”, too/also."
    It doesn't make sense to me :(

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    Re: So too is the question that follows : How do we achieve it?

    "The question what is happiness? is more difficult to answer.
    The question that follows : How do we achieve it (happiness)? is also difficult to answer."

    The question X is difficult to answer. So too is the question Y.

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    Re: So too is the question that follows : How do we achieve it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "The question “what is happiness?” is more difficult to answer.
    The question that follows : “How do we achieve it (happiness)?” is also difficult to answer."

    The question X is difficult to answer. So too is the question Y.
    Is the following correct as well?

    The question X is difficult to answer. So is the question Y too.

    I have couple of questions concerning this kind of GRAMMAR:
    Is this kind of inversion in English grammar?

    Can I use this kind of grammar in my formal writing?

    And is there any source for learning it deeply?
    Thanks.
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    Re: So too is the question that follows : How do we achieve it?

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Is the following correct as well?

    The question X is difficult to answer. So is the question Y too.

    I have couple of questions concerning this kind of GRAMMAR:
    Is this kind of inversion in English grammar?

    Can I use this kind of grammar in my formal writing?
    The too doesn't work in your revised sentence. It's only used in the version with "so too". I don't think that's a case of inversion; so is the subject.

    Until the mid-to-late twentieth century, too would be set off with commas: so, too, is Y.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: So too is the question that follows : How do we achieve it?

    Are you sure that 'so' is the the subject?
    "So too is question Y." "Question Y is so, too"; "Question Y is difficult to answer, too"
    I would call "question Y" the subject.
    In the original: 'So too is the question that follows : How do we achieve it?', the subject is "the question that follows."

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