Student or Learner
Is this sentence OK?
My dog is black, so is my cat.
Or should it be;
My dog is black, and so is my cat.
Thanks for any help on this.
Last edited by stoney; 15-Nov-2006 at 10:20.
The second sentence is the better one. In the first one I would imagine a conversation with a non-verbal participant:
Neighbor: "I saw a white animal in my garden taking a shit!"
You: "My dog is black."
Neighbor: <gives a look of disbelief>
You: "So is my cat!"
So, the first sentence would look better to me if it was: "My dog is black; so is my cat."
Also, if the first sentence continued: "My dog is black, so is my cat, and my bird is white." would look just fine. If you think like that, then the 'and' is just there as a consequence of being the last in a list.
Last word: I dont think that either are wrong, depends on your style.