Suppose my friend tells me " My brother went to school" and I also want to tell him " My brother also went to school " , what would be my answer in short ?

  1. My brother did too.
  2. My brother too.

I have seen the first one being used. Is the second one correct to say in shortcut?

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    So did mine would be much more idiomatic. Commented Jul 29, 2022 at 11:59

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Out of the options you listed, 1. makes more sense than 2., which may confuse the listener. Given the context, though, they'd still probably know what you meant.

I agree with Kate Bunting in the comments though; other options such as "So did mine," or "mine did, too" would be better.

  • So for this sentence it would be better to use a helping verb . Let's take another sentence. " I'm inviting you and also your friend". Can I rewrite the sentence as "I'm inviting you and your friend too" ? Commented Jul 29, 2022 at 12:39
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    Yep, that second sentence is acceptable! You could remove the "too" as well: "I'm inviting you and your friend" is more commonly said.
    – Onyx
    Commented Jul 29, 2022 at 12:43
  • Ok. Now, you said the sentence "My brother too" may confuse the listener. How does it confuse ? Could you please give an example of a sentence that the listener,being confused, may take after listening to this sentence . Commented Jul 29, 2022 at 13:00
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    I suppose it wouldn't confuse them too much considering the context of what they said previously, but the other options (like "mine did, too") are more explicit in what it is that your brother did. Worst is they'd just say something like "huh?" as if they didn't quite hear you or something. It's probably not hugely important.
    – Onyx
    Commented Jul 29, 2022 at 18:34

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