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You had better not go there, ____
1)and so does John.
2)and neither does John.

Which choice is correct, #1 or #2?
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I may be wro,g, but both sound clumsy to me. I'd say "and so had John" (I'm ready to stand corrected!)
1 sounds correct to me or perhaps it should be 'and so should John'. 'and so had John' does not seem to be correct because this is not a past tense.
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PieanneI may be wro,g, but both sound clumsy to me. I'd say "and so had John" (I'm ready to stand corrected!)
The use of 'does' sounds completely wrong. I agree with 'had', but 'so' ignores the negative aspect. So, I'd throw my hat into the ring in favor of 'and neither had John'. Emotion: smile
Teo You had better not go there, ____
1)and so does John.
2)and neither does John.

Which choice is correct, #1 or #2?

I believe that the structure is a corruption of "you would do better not to go there", the "would do" reducing to the simple (and in my opinion, incorrect) "had". If a tag is to be used, it will be difficult to find one that looks right. In the spoken form, I guess "and so had John" sounds best.
Hello, Philip! Emotion: smile

Why do you think "had" is not correct? Isn't "you'd better" short for "you had better"? Emotion: tongue tied
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I'd suggest:

You had better not go there, and neither should John.
Marius HancuI'd suggest:

You had better not go there, and neither should John.
That makes sense, of course. But I prefer not to "switch verbs in the middle of a tag". Emotion: wink
PieanneHello, Philip! Emotion: smile

Why do you think "had" is not correct? Isn't "you'd better" short for "you had better"? Emotion: tongue tied
You're right. I just don't like the construction to begin with. There's nothing wrong with "should".
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