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    #1

    So he is and so is he

    Are the options A and B correct?

    Can anyone explain to me when to use " so he is" and "so is he"?

    1 John has three cars.

    A So does Tom.

    B So does his.

    2 I heard that xxx is the new president of xxxx

    A So is he.

    B So he is.

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    #2

    Re: So he is and so is he

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmvp View Post
    Are the options A and B correct?

    Can anyone explain to me when to use " so he is" and "so is he"?

    1 John has three cars.

    A So does Tom. Like John, Tom also has three cars (used to say that something/someone follows another).

    B So does his.

    2 I heard that xxx is the new president of xxxx

    A So is he.

    B So he is. This affirms that xxx is the new president. (used for emphasis)
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    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: So he is and so is he

    Hortense and Horace have a car each. Hers breaks down regularly and so does his.

    Gaylord is my younger brother. I'm a member of a morris dancing team, and so is he.


    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Jun-2019 at 08:32.

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    Re: So he is and so is he

    Isn't there a need to capitalize "morris" in your sentence, Rover?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Jun-2019 at 08:48.

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    Re: So he is and so is he

    Good question – thanks for asking, but no. [link]
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Jun-2019 at 09:46.

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    Re: So he is and so is he

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Hortense and Horace have a car each. Hers breaks down regularly and so does his.

    Gaylord is my younger brother. I'm a member of a morris dancing team, and so is he.



    Thank you so much teacher Rover_KE.

    I stil do not know when to use.

    "So he is" and "so is he."

    In your example, can I say "so he is" instead of "so is he."

    Is "so he is" for emphasis and "so is he" indicates possession.

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    #7

    Re: So he is and so is he

    A: Tom has a beard.
    B: So he does! ["He" refers to Tom]
    C: So does he. ["He" refers to another person, not to Tom]

    A: Tom is bald.
    B: So he is! ["He" refers to Tom]
    C: So is he. ["He" refers to another person, not to Tom]

    The responses by B express surprise. In other words, B is saying "Oh wow. I am really surprised to learn/know that Tom has a beard/is bald".
    The responses by C refer to another person who also has a beard/is also bald, respectively.
    Last edited by teechar; 25-Jun-2019 at 11:04. Reason: Typo, thanks GS

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