To show agreement with so and both, the choice of verb and tension in response depends on the initial instruction. But if we use it and don`t show approval, the structure will change. The subject comes to the end and we mainly use an auxiliary verb. The structure is: Very short answers like this one are extremely common for English speakers all over the world. We use them every day in speeches and informal letters. The word thus shows conformity with positive statements. And the word does not correspond to negative statements. Today you will hear and see examples of both. You just heard Pete say “me neither” to agree with Greg`s statement. Pete says he has no idea what`s going on. And if possible, try to respond to other English speakers with today`s abbreviated answers. Don`t be afraid to make mistakes! Have fun with that.
Soon, the answers will be more natural. I promise. In Pete`s statement “Neither I ” , for example, the word is not followed by either the auxiliary verb, nor by the subject I. 23. All CDs, including those scratched, are in this case. Pete: Neither do I, buddy. The rules of this game amaze me. . Greg: Whoa. Whoa.
Whoa. Whoa. I have no idea what is going on. 10. The players, as well as the captain, want to win. To demonstrate the form, all responses today will use theme I. But other topics can be used, such as a person`s name, a thing or a pronoun. For example: 2. Either my mother or my father comes to the meeting. On the American television show Saturday Night Live, actors make jokes about realistic situations and people like politicians and sports personalities.
In one program, for example, sports journalists Pete and Greg discuss a curling match between Finland and Paraguay. But it soon becomes clear that they do not understand the game. Let`s start with the simple verb present tense and I`ll show you what I mean. 1. `I`m tired. That`s how I am. 2. “I was late.” That`s how I was. 3.
I didn`t like this movie. Me neither. 4. `I`m not done yet. Me neither. 5. “I love coffee.” That`s what I`m doing. 6. I can swim. That`s how I can. 7.
“I`m still two days away.” That`s how I am. 8. “She has a degree in physics.” That`s how I have it. 9. I don`t have his number. I don`t have it either. 10. “I found the problem very difficult.” That is what I did. 11. Mary can sing well and so can her sister. 12.
“I had never seen so much food in my life.” “I didn`t get it” – British spokespeople and spokesmen for other Englishmen make some of the answers differently . . . Positive – adj. reaffirm a truth or fact of something 9. The film, including all previews, takes about two hours to see. . 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. There is only one left.
Still, there are many things you can do with what you`ve learned! For example, for today`s uses of as well and not as you read stories, listen to music and watch shows and movies in American English. 20. The Committee debates these issues carefully. tense – n. a form of verb that is used to indicate when an action occurred. Negative – adj. to express the refusal or refusal of something In a usual English statement, the subject comes first and is followed by the verb.