Formation of Short Answer

Formation of Short Answer :

If somebody says “I like coffee.” and you wish to convey the idea that you like coffee too, you should say, “So do I”.

If you said “I like coffee too, “the answer would sound unnatural.

Similarly, if the person says “I don’t like tea” and you wish to state that you don’t like tea either, you should say “Not/Neither do I” rather than ‘I don’t like coffer wither “.

On the other hand, if you wish to answer that you don’t like coffee, you have to say, “But I don’t.”

If you wish to say that you do like tea, you have to say, “But I do”

Additions may also be made by the same speaker, e.g “Grace can swim. But Mary can’t”

The following are the patterns of additons to remarks.

(a) Affirmative additions to affirmative remarks : So + special verb + subject

(b) Negative additons to negative remarks : Nor/neither + special verb + n’t

(c) Negative additons to affirmative remarks : But + subject + special verb +n’t

(d) Affirmative additons to negative remarks : But +subject + special verb

Examples for Formation of Short Answer :

Apples are ery dear. So are oranges.

I have seen the film. So has he.

Tom should work hard and so should Fred.

Mohan came late and so did Anand.

John smokes. Neither does his brother.

You did not notice him and nor did I.

Tom shouln’t waste his time and neither should Fred.

You can’t finish the work today. Nor can you.

He will attend the party. But I won’t.

Kishore is studying hard. But you are not.

Mr. Mehta can drive a car. But his wife can’t.

Edith knows german. But Susan doesn’t.

I don’t know him. But your brother does.

I did n‘t like the film. But you did.

My sister can’t swim. But I can.

I haven’t read the novel. But rupa has.

Business English Index

Business English Exercises Index

Formation of Short Answer

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Letter for Employment
Letter for Hotel Reservation
Letter for Letter of Credit
Letter for Line of Credit
Letter for Product Launch
Letter for Promotion
Letter for Retirement Congrats
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Letter of Agreement
Letter of Assurance
Letter of Credit
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Letter of Order
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Letter Related to Advertisement
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Letter to A Foreign Buyer
Letter to Pen-Friend
Letter to Police
Letter with Order
Letter with Quotation
Letter Writing
Letters about Company Shares
Letters by Clubs and Societies
Letters by Landlords & Tenants
Letters for Appointment of Dealers
Letters for Business Relations
Letters for Buying and Selling
Letters for Credit & Collection
Letters for Foreign Travel
Letters for Lease & Tenancy
Letters for Loan & Borrowing
Letters for Transfer & Assignment
Letters for Insurance
Letters Noting Discrepancy
Letters of Condolence & Sorrow
Letters of Regret
Letters Regarding Maintenance
Letters Regarding Payment
Letters Related to Employees
Letters to Local Corporation
Letters to Postal Authorities
Letters to The Editor
Letters Used in Real Estate
Letters With Postal Department
Letters With Railways Authorities

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