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"And so is everyone else." What is this kind of sentence called in English? For example:

Man 1: “You are human.”
Man 2: “and so is everyone else.”

Is there any specific name for the kind of sentence Man 2 is saying?

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A fragment, maybe? In any case, if you want this question taken seriously, then you should probably do some serious elaboration. –  J.R. Jan 6 '13 at 10:06
    
I meant like we have question tag. Is there any specific name in the english language for these sentences also? –  Lazio Jan 6 '13 at 10:14
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(1) Do not elaborate in comments, please. Edit your question. (2) What kind of sentences are you talking about? Ones that begin with a conjunction? Ones that have no subject? Ones that have 80% of the words beginning with a vowel? Ones that express general agreement? –  J.R. Jan 6 '13 at 10:18

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With the context, where the sentence is a short (and maybe sharp) response to someone else, it could be called a rejoinder.

ODO on rejoinder:

noun
    a reply, especially a sharp or witty one:
        she would have made some cutting rejoinder but none came to mind

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@Lazio However, you are still asking about the type of sentence, not the type of reply, so this may not be what you are looking for. –  Andrew Leach Jan 6 '13 at 11:11
    
Thanks for the answer Andrew. It can be called a rejoinder. –  Lazio Jan 6 '13 at 11:20

Well, I don't see what you mean either unless you write out an entire sentence for us to classify. However, it would be a generalisation e.g. 'You are human and so is everyone else'.

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Man 1:'You are human' Man 2: and so is everyone else. Is there any specific name for the kind of sentence Man 2 is saying? –  Lazio Jan 6 '13 at 10:42
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@Lazio Well, with this bit of context it could be a rejoinder but you must edit your question to provide enough information to allow people to give a proper answer. A rejoinder is a type of reply, not a generic name for a particular sentence structure. What is it that you are asking? –  Andrew Leach Jan 6 '13 at 10:58

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