THE SPECIAL USE OF…………………AND SO…../……………..AND NEITHER………………. P.5

this unit enables pupils understand the special use of ………..and so…../…………..and neither……………… in english grammar

(a)…………..and so……………is used as a conjunction to join the statements which are affirmative (positive). It means ………….and even/…………just like/……………similarly……………….

The helping verb in this structure is very important and it changes according to the tense used in the sentences.

Examples.

  1. Kiiza and Nyinakiiza are sisters and so are Nyakato and Babirye
  2. My uncle works in that company and so does my mother.
  3. The children must finish writing notes and so must we
  4. The pupils will go for swimming and so will their class teachers.

(b) ……………and neither……….is used as a conjunction to join the statements which are negative.

Examples

  1. Samson didn’t have lunch and neither did Jimmy.
  2. Motto has not polished his shoes and neither has Audah.
  3. Fred can’t swim and neither can his brother James.
  4. I will not go there and neither will I inform them.

THIS VIDEO SHOWS THE USE OF …AND SO…/…AND NEITHER…

Exercise

Complete the following sentences using ………….and so…………/…………..and neither……….

  1. Rachael speaks good English and ………………….Lucy.
  2. Namande cannot speak good English and…………….Ludolf.
  3. Mr. and Mrs. Mukasa will come early for the prayer breakfast and ……………their two friends.
  4. He posted his letter this morning and ………………I
  5. Kamau is not a Ugandan and………………Radica.
  6. His mobile phone was not available and ………………….his land line.
  7. You must work hard and ……………….your sister.
  8. He couldn’t come for the party …………his friend.
  9. Michael is a brilliant pupil ………………..Abraham.
  10. The Karimojong keep cattle and………………..the Bahima.
  11. Lions don’t eat grass and…………………..the tigers.
  12. The former receptionist was rude …………………the messenger.
  13. The classrooms were painted red ……………….the washrooms.
  14. Kiprotich is a fast runner ………………..Kamoga.
  15. The play was exciting ………………….the dances.
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