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    "So do/am/can I" vs. "me too"

    Is "me too" more informal than "So do/am/can I?" Thanks.

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    Re: "So do/am/can I" vs. "me too"

    Quote Originally Posted by enthink View Post
    Is "me too" more informal than "So do/am/can I?" Thanks.
    You need to put each expression in a sentence, for they are not interchangeable.

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    Re: "So do/am/can I" vs. "me too"

    You're wrong. These expressions do not need to be part of a sentence (on the contrary -- they typically form stand-alone sentences). They are interchangeable as regards the meaning. However, I'm asking about their formal/informal status.

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    Re: "So do/am/can I" vs. "me too"

    Quote Originally Posted by enthink View Post
    You're wrong. These expressions do not need to be part of a sentence (on the contrary -- they typically form stand-alone sentences). They are interchangeable as regards the meaning. However, I'm asking about their formal/informal status.

    So, would you give me some sentences in which they are interchangeable, please?

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    Re: "So do/am/can I" vs. "me too"

    Quote Originally Posted by enthink View Post
    Is "me too" more informal than "So do/am/can I?" Thanks.
    They are interchageable, and yes, 'me too' is more informal.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 06-Feb-2009 at 07:15.

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    Re: "So do/am/can I" vs. "me too"

    Quote Originally Posted by enthink View Post
    You're wrong. These expressions do not need to be part of a sentence (on the contrary -- they typically form stand-alone sentences). They are interchangeable as regards the meaning. However, I'm asking about their formal/informal status.
    The three are not interchangeable, but all can be replaced by "me too".

    I want to go fishing today.
    (So do I.)(me too)

    I'm hungry.
    (So am I.)(me too)

    I can speak a little German.
    (So can I.)(me too)

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    Re: "So do/am/can I" vs. "me too"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are interchageable, and yes, 'me too' is more informal.
    Thank you.

    I'm still not completely sure I know the answer though. Does "So am/do/can I" sound natural in a casual/informal conversation. Would "me too" be usually the preferred option in a casual/informal conversation?

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    The three are not interchangeable
    Obviously, I never compared e.g. "So do I" with "So am I". I assumed the quotation marks would clarify that sufficiently...
    Last edited by enthink; 05-Feb-2009 at 20:34.

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    Re: "So do/am/can I" vs. "me too"

    Quote Originally Posted by enthink View Post


    Obviously, I never compared e.g. "So do I" with "So am I". I assumed the quotation marks would clarify that sufficiently...
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    Re: "So do/am/can I" vs. "me too"

    "So am I" would be perfectly natural in informal conversation. "Me too" would also be natural in informal conversation. But "so am I" would also be appropriate for formal conversation, and less appropriate in casual (less than informal) conversation. "Me, too" (there's a comma in there) would be inappropriate in formal conversation, but would be expected in casual conversation.

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    Re: "So do/am/can I" vs. "me too"

    Originally Posted by enthink
    Is "me too" more informal than "So do/am/can I?" Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are interchageable, and yes, 'me too' is more informal.
    I understood that the questioner was asking whether 'so do/am/can I' were interchangeable with 'me too' and I answered with that in mind.

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