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    Default Agreeing/Disagreeing

    This article sure was a good idea, but there is one error (at the present time). It's a useful article. Now, whenever the subject comes up all a person has to do is refer the questioner to this article and it will answer the question.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/articles...either-do.html

    If you can find the errror, good for you! If you can't find the error, then maybe it has been fixed, and that's good too.

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    Last edited by RonBee; 25-Nov-2007 at 13:50. Reason: to add "it will"

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    Default Re: Agreeing/Disagreeing

    The heading "To agree with a positive statement" occurs twice; the second time, it should read "To agree with a negative statement."

    The points made are good to start with, except that "Nor do I" is hopelessly formal, at least here in Canada.

    Agreeing and disagreeing are an important part of language.

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    Default Re: Agreeing/Disagreeing

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    This article sure was a good idea, but there is one error (at the present time). It's a useful article. Now, whenever the subject comes up all a person has to do is refer the questioner to this article and answer the question.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/articles...either-do.html

    If you can find the errror, good for you! If you can't find the error, then maybe it has been fixed, and that's good too.

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    Hi RonBee


    In my opinion , the second comment is wrong. Here is the original comment:

    To agree with a positive statement:

    We use nor/neither + auxiliary/modal verb + pronoun:

    "I don't like tea with sugar.'
    'Nor do I.' or 'Neither do I.'


    There should be:

    To agree with a negative statement [ instead of positive]

    Is my comment correct?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Agreeing/Disagreeing

    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Hi RonBee


    In my opinion , the second comment is wrong. Here is the original comment:

    To agree with a positive statement:

    We use nor/neither + auxiliary/modal verb + pronoun:

    "I don't like tea with sugar.'
    'Nor do I.' or 'Neither do I.'

    There should be:

    To agree with a negative statement [ instead of positive]

    Is my comment correct?

    Thank you.
    That's it exactly. (I'm sure Tdol (Richard) will fix it ASAP.)

    By the way, you could also say I don't either.

    ~R

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    As Tdol's away, I've fixed it for him. Thanks Ron!
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    Thanks, Red! You're the best!

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