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