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    #1

    same with me

    --My husband and I have been trying to have a child for two years now. It's been a disaster.
    --Same with me.

    This dialog comes from the CAE. Now I have come across a question with a similar context, yet with a different answer. So I'm puzzled and hoping native English speakers could help me:

    One of China's 2004 national examination questions:
    --I would never ever come to this restaurant again. The food is terrible.
    --_____.
    A. Nor am I B. Neither would I C. Same with me D. So do I
    The given answer is B. But I would think 'Same with me' is also correct. Am I right?

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: same with me

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    --My husband and I have been trying to have a child for two years now. It's been a disaster.
    --Same with me. I'm in the same situation.

    This dialog comes from the CAE. Now I have come across a question with a similar context, yet with a different answer. So I'm puzzled and hoping native English speakers can help me:

    One of China's 2004 national examination questions:
    --I would never ever come to this restaurant again. The food is terrible.
    --_____.
    A. Nor am I B. Neither would I C. Same with me D. So do I
    The given answer is B. But I would think 'Same with me' is also correct. Am I right?
    Not quite.
    A: I would never go to that restaurant again. The food is terrible.
    B: Neither would I. (I wouldn't go there either.)
    "Same with me" doesn't quite work there.



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    Re: same with me

    "Same with me" implies, "I had the same experience". But what is being said in the first sentence is a statement of future intention - 'I won't come here again', not an experience. and the reply is, 'I too will never be coming to this restaurant again.'

    The reason he won't be coming is because of the experience of bad food -"The food is terrible." To respond to that, one would have to say, 'It is!' ' / 'I agree'

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    Re: same with me

    RonBee:This dialog comes from the CAE. Now I have come across a question with a similar context, yet with a different answer. So I'm puzzled and hoping native English speakers can help me:

    Why did you change "could" to "can", is "could" wrong in this case? Please.

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    Re: same with me

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    RonBee:This dialog comes from the CAE. Now I have come across a question with a similar context, yet with a different answer. So I'm puzzled and hoping native English speakers can help me:

    Why did you change "could" to "can", is "could" wrong in this case? Please.
    Could you help me? = a polite way of asking for help
    I am hoping that native English speakers can help me = a statement by someone expressing the hope that somebody will be able to (and will) help him.

    Hm.



    CAE?

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    #6

    Re: same with me

    I'm going to work on the can/could thing and see if I can help you more.


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    Re: same with me

    I'm going to try to help. I think I can.


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