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    #1

    Ellipsis

    Dear teachers and students,

    Could you please take a look at these sentences?

    (a) She believes the reports, and I too.

    (b) She believes the reports, and I do too.
    (c) My parents live in the north of the country and my husband's people too.

    Which are right sentneces?

    Is is o.k. both of them, I do too. and I too.

    Thanks!!!
    Spoon

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    Re: Ellipsis

    Hi, first of all I am an english student, but I want to help you. I think that you need Do before too.
    (b) She believes the reports, and I do too.
    (c) My parents live in the north of the country and my husband's people do too.

    We use do because your sentences are in the present tense.

  2. sheena55ro
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    Re: Ellipsis

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon
    Dear teachers and students,
    Could you please take a look at these sentences?
    (a) She believes the reports, and I too.
    (b) She believes the reports, and I do too.
    (c) My parents live in the north of the country and my husband's people too.
    Which are right sentneces?
    Is is o.k. both of them, I do too. and I too.
    Thanks!!!
    Spoon

    She believes [in ] the reports and so do I/ I do too.

    My parents live.... and my husband`s relatives do too.


    Regards,

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    #4

    Re: Ellipsis

    A third opinion:

    (a) She believes the reports, and I too.

    This sounds a little uncomfortable; I would insert a "do" before "too".

    (b) She believes the reports, and I do too.

    This sounds fine.

    (c) My parents live in the north of the country and my husband's people too.

    This sounds ok to me; the ear inserts "live" before "too", which is appropriate. That said, it has a faint air of Irish or Scottish English. So I would insert "do" before "too", or rephrase it as:

    (d) My parents live in the north of the country; my husband's people too.

    (In fact, I might also say "family" instead of "people".)

    All the best,

    MrP


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    #5

    Re: Ellipsis

    Thank you all, Michelle20, Sheena55ro, and MrPedantic.

    (a) comes from The Grammar Book, and (b) A Student's Grammar in English Language(almost similar name).

    According to the books, (a) is ungrammatical, so it needs 'do' before 'too' and

    (b) is o.k., so it doesn't to be corrected, which makes me confused.

    Thanks to your impressive responses!
    Have a nice day!

    Spoon

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