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    pronoun + too/neither

    Hello,

    I've been asked if it's possible to replace 'me' in 'me, too' and 'me, neither' with another pronoun or a noun:

    A: - I like beer.
    B: - Me too. (pointing at C) and her too.
    C: - Yes.

    My immediate response was a firm no, but I thought it'd be better if I checked.

    Thanks!

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    Re: pronoun + too/neither

    Only in speech, and only in informal settings, of course, but sure.

    A: And you're coming with me.
    B: I am?
    A: Yes, and (pointing at C) him too.
    B: Him too?
    C: Yup, me too.

    With any sort of formality than "and so does she" or "and she does too" are better choices.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: pronoun + too/neither

    Thanks, Barb_D! Didn't know that. Is the same true of "her neither"?

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    Re: pronoun + too/neither

    Going only on gut reaction, that feels more "stretched" to me - like someone who deliberately uses "ain't" for effect, I think "her neither" is farther from the mainstream than "her too." But... I could be wrong.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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