I need to identify the mistake in the following sentence:
I don't like football and so does Michael.
What's wrong with this sentence. And why?
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What is wrong is that the sense (positive, negative) does not match.
The clause "so does Michael" means he does like football - so the joining word "and" is incorrect.
The correction depends on what is to be the correct meaning, either:
You both do not like football.
I don't like football and neither does Michael.
Or you don't like football but Michael does.
I don't like football but Michael does.
If I heard this I would probably assume the first correction is what is meant. However, the sentence is incorrect so its meaning is unclear.