General Conversation/Agreeing with “so”, “neither” oder “nor”

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Agreeing with “so”, “neither” or “nor

Bekräftigung, Zustimmung mit “so”, “neither” oder “nor

Ann is from England and so is Tim.

Ann has got a dog. So has my father.

Tim can speak French So can I.

Pete likes jokes. So does Ann.

Um einer bejahten Aussage zuzustimmen, verwendet man:

so + Hilfsverb + Subjekt (dt.auch)

Steht im vorausgegangenen Satz ein Hilfsverb (is, has, can) so wird dieses übernommen.

The Queen lived in London. So did I.

Tim isn’t in China now. Neither is Tom.

I haven’t been to China. Neither have my parents.

Mr T can’t speak English. Nor can his mother.

Um verneinten Sätzen zuzustimmen, verwendet man:

Neither / nor + Hilfsverb+ Subjekt (dt. auch nicht)

You can exchange "Neither" and "nor" freely - they have the same meaning!

Interactive exercises

Agreeing with so, neither & nor

1. Agree using "so", "neither" or "nor"

I like this band So do I .
I didn't know they were so great! Neither did I .
I am surprised they play here So am I .
We didn't go to the last concert. Neither did we .
I can see perfectly from here. So can we .
I am hungry. So am I .

2. Agree using "so", "neither" or "nor".

I like this band. - So do I() .
But I don't like the new front singer. - Neither do I() .
I have bought all their albums. - So have I () .
I'm going to go to their next concert. - So am I() .


You're having a conversation with Liza. What she says is true for you too. Put in 'so' or 'neither', choosing which auxiliary verb you need:

1. Liza: Sarah loves chocolate. Me: So do I.

2. Liza: I can't play the piano. Me: Neither can I.

3. Liza: Kathy is English. Me: So am I.

4. Liza: She isn't coming to the party. Me: Neither am I.

5. Liza: Lucy will come early tomorrow. Me: So will I.

6. Liza: I have to study this weekend. Me: So do I.

7. Liza: Dan lives in Madrid. Me: So do I.

8. Liza: She doesn't have any pets. Me: Neither do I.

9. Liza: I've been to Mexico. Me: So have I.

Now write the correct answer.

1. Liza: I'm going home now. Me: So am I().

2. Liza: I didn't pass the exam. Me: Neither did I().

3. Liza: She hasn't brought her boyfriend. Me: Neither have I().

4. Liza: David is living in London. Me: So am I().

5. Liza: I'm not a genius. Me: Neither am I().

6. Liza: John went to the cinema yesterday. Me: So did I().

7. Liza: I'm studying Spanish at the moment. Me: So am I().

8. Liza: I'd like a cup of coffee. Me: So would I().

9. Liza: Emma can speak French. Me: So can I().

Agreeing and Disagreeing

Look at the sentences. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they disagree. Put in the correct answers.

Anne: I never watch Star Trek.

Tom: Neither / Nor do I. I think it’s awful.

Pat: I do. I really like it.

Alice: So do I.

Nick: I’ve never seen Jurassic Park! -

Anne: Neither have I. I’d like to see it.

Emily: I watched the comedy show on TV last night.

Sue: So did I. I really enjoyed it.

Adrian: I’d like to go to the cinema tonight.

Sarah: So would I. I’d love to see Julia Roberts.

Rachel: I’m not going to the pop concert next week.

Peter: Neither am I(). I haven’t got the money.

Alice: I like Westlife. They are big time.

Brian: I don't(). I hate them.

Neil: I’m going to watch the documentary this evening.

Sophie: I'm not().I’m going to meet my friends.

Mike: I’ve never been to a circus.

Sue: I have(). It was fun.

Jackie: I didn’t like the band much.

Adam: I do(). I think they were cool.