Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Smile a question on the word "so"

    here is a conversation between a father and a son:

    son: Father, you promised!
    Father: Yes, _______ . But it was you who didn't keep your word first.

    what should be put into the blank? "so did I" or "so I did", and why?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,903

    Re: a question on the word "so"

    So I did= it's true that I did

    • Join Date: Jun 2006
    • Posts: 35

    Re: a question on the word "so"

    The answer is "so I did" (as tdol was saying).

    'So did I' = the same way did I = I did the same thing --> I promised too (like someone else did).

    'So did I' would not work here since the "son" does not mention anyone else, only his father.


Similar Threads

  1. The meaning with no word . . .
    By ScaryEders in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-May-2009, 07:15
  2. The misused word--absolute
    By pljames in forum Text Analysis and Statistics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 13-Dec-2007, 23:19
  3. Need advice on Question Word, thanks teacher ^^
    By Help Wanted in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 25-Feb-2007, 19:41
  4. Types of question
    By Jupiter in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15-Jul-2006, 11:33
  5. My another question... of word order
    By Pawel_26 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-Mar-2005, 04:24


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts