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Hello everyone,

I have 3 different grammar questions/doubts to share with you.

1) a) If one person says: I was tired yesterday. Should I answer: "So was I"? or "So did I"? In my opinion, the first one sounds correct. b) One student asked me (when I was teaching "So do I") the difference to saying "Me too". Is it that So do I is more formal?

2) I read in one 5th form students book (More 2) a sentences starting: "On the morning of the audition...." I would have said "In the morning...." Does the preposition change because of the "continuation" of the sentence?

3) Can someone ask in the Present Perfect and receive an answer in the past? I would say yes, but I wanted to know your opinion....

Thank you in advance for your help!

Soprano
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Hi,

I have 3 different grammar questions/doubts to share with you.

1) a) If one person says: I was tired yesterday. Should I answer: "So was I"? or "So did I"? In my opinion, the first one sounds correct. Yes, only the first one.

b) One student asked me (when I was teaching "So do I") the difference to saying "Me too". Is it that So do I is more formal? 'So do I' is OK in both formal and informal English.'Me too' is informal.

2) I read in one 5th form students book (More 2) a sentences starting: "On the morning of the audition.." I would have said "In the morning.." Does the preposition change because of the "continuation" of the sentence? It depends on the context and continuation.

'On the morning of the audition, I got up early.' You are thinking of the morning as a point in time.

'In the morning, I got up early, went for a run, read a book and called my friend.' You are tinking of it as a period of time.



3) Can someone ask in the Present Perfect and receive an answer in the past? I would say yes, but I wanted to know your opinion....

Sure.

A: Have you called your mother yet?

B: Yes, I did that yesterday.

Best wishes, Clive
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1)a)If someone said: "I was tired yesterday", the two most common answers would be "So was I" and "me, too". In more formal situations you may even hear: "I was, as well". b)"So do I" can be replaced by "me, too" and it means the same thing. In really formal situations you would probably be more likely to hear "So do I" than "me, too." You can't use "so do I" as a response to question A. (e.g. I have a cell phone ---> So do I (I do, too or me, too)

2)I am not exactly sure of why we say this, but "In the morning..." doesn't sound right. On the contrary, I would say "In (durning) the morning on the day of the audition...". Maybe someone else can help with this question.

3)Absolutely...it can be both. If someone asks me "Have you seen my cat", a good response would be "Yes, I saw him yesterday" or "No, I haven't seen him". "Have you been to the play" ---> "Yes, I went three times last week" or "Yes, I've gone three times"

Hope that helps