Simple rules for agreeing and disagreeing in English

  • Step one: what follows positive statements

  1. I like dogs better than cats.
    So do I.
  2. She ate pizza for lunch.
    So did he.
  3. You look terrible.
    So do you.
  4. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!
    So could I.
  5. I will be at the meeting on Friday.
    So will I.
  6. I like cats better than dogs.
    I don’t.
  7. He ate pizza for lunch.
    She didn’t.
  8. You look terrible.
    You don’t.
  9. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.
    I couldn’t.
  10. I will be at the meeting on Friday.
    I won’t.

To agree with a positive statement, follow this pattern.

So + auxiliary/modal verb + pronoun
e.g. I like Ike.    So do I.

Examples one through five show agreement with positive statements. Another option for agreeing with a positive statement is the following.

Object pronoun + too
e.g. I like Ike.    Me, too.

Examples five through ten show disagreement with a positive statement. To disagree with a positive statement, follow this pattern.

Pronoun + auxiliary/modal verb + not (or make the verb a negative contraction.)
e.g. I like Ike.    I don’t.

  • Step Two: What Follows Negative Statements

  1. I will not be there for the party.
    Neither will I.
  2. She can’t win at arm wrestling.
    Neither can he.
  3. They are not going on the field trip.
    Neither are we.
  4. You don’t look happy.
    Neither do you.
  5. I don’t like the cold weather.
    Neither do I.
  6. I can’t wait until summer is here.
    I can.
  7. I have never been to South America.
    I have.
  8. I don’t think that’s a good idea.
    I do.
  9. She isn’t going to pass the course.
    He is.
  10. They didn’t find jobs.
    You did.

 

To agree with negative statements, follow this pattern.

Neither + auxiliary/modal verb + pronoun
e.g. I don’t like lima beans.    Neither do I.

To disagree with negative statements, follow this pattern.

Pronoun + auxiliary/modal verb in its positive form
e.g. I don’t like lima beans.    I do.

Cómo despedirte en inglés por email

Dear Gervy,

I’m sorry but I can’t go to class tomorrow. Please, send me the homework.

A hug,

J. Cash

Fíjate en esta despedida, “A hug”.

Esta persona pensó que si en castellano nos despedimos con “un abrazo”, en inglés podría despedirse con “A hug”. Bién, un nativo del inglés jamás se despediría utlitizando esa expresión.

¿Qué ponen entonces? Bueno, eso depende de lo formales que quieran ser, y para salir de dudas vamos a echar mano del “formalómetro”. El formalómetro mide lo formal que es la despedida de un email, y en él solo tienen cabida despedidas 100% auténticas, es decir, como lo haría un nativo angloparlante.
formalometro

ACTIVIDADES PARA ALUMNOS CON LA ASIGNATURA DE INGLÉS PENDIENTE

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