Casi, what portion of the definition of 'should' lends support to your position that this is all about standard English?But the crux of the matter is that we are talking about Standard usage; i.e., dinhen's question, 'Should I say...?"should, auxiliary verb. Used to express obligation or duty: You should send her a note. 2. Used to express probability or expectation: They should arrive at noon.
I agree wholeheartedly with you there. However, meandering up this and that tributary isn't helping the poster with his question. Some streams lead to swamps, others to waterfalls.
Do you feel your response to dihen did that?
I have admitted that my response was not as full as it should be and I've amended it. Let me be reiterate my amendment. Both 'me either' and 'me neither' are fine and both are grammatical for casual English. Did you address this at all? No, you headed off on a long discussion of how the meaning was something that it most certainly isn't.
As you keep raising this, shall we examine your first response.
Your response was:
Use 'neither' if 'not' isn't stated; use 'either' if 'not' is stated. (You see, 'not..either' means neither.)
Sam: I don't like it.
Pat: Me, neither.
Ali: I don't like it, either.
And now, Casi, why is it that you've completely abandoned the "grammatical" issues and the "advice" from "Jennifer" on meaning and taken up the P point of view, which seems to rely only on the subjective?
We're back to square one. No plausible reasons to discount a natural language collocation except for "we don't like it".
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