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    "Neither would I" or "Same with me" ?

    Dear Teacher,

    I have a problem as below:

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    A: I would never come to this restaurant again. The food is terrible!

    B: ________ . (Fill in one of the following)

    A. Nor am I. B. Neither would I. C. Same with me. D. So do I.
    "

    Which of the above 4 is correct?

    Many of the Chinese selected "B", but they were told that the correct answer should be "C".

    I am also confused . Please help us.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: "Neither would I" or "Same with me" ?

    Hello SongYuxiang

    There's an error: would should be will.

    I would will never come to this restaurant again. The food is terrible!

    A.
    Nor am I.
    B. Neither would I.
    C. Same with me. [I will never come here again.]
    D. So do I.

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    Re: "Neither would I" or "Same with me" ?

    Thank you, Soup. That's what I need to know. Your help is very important for me to improve my English.

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    Re: "Neither would I" or "Same with me" ?

    You're are most welcome.

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    Re: "Neither would I" or "Same with me" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SongYuxiang View Post
    A: I would never come to this restaurant again. The food is terrible!

    B: ________ . (Fill in one of the following)

    A. Nor am I. B. Neither would I. C. Same with me. D. So do I.
    "
    The answer is B.
    A: I wouldn't ...
    B: Neither would I.


    I don't know why Soup is saying that there is an error, but I do agree that if you change the question, the answer might also change.

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    Re: "Neither would I" or "Same with me" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SongYuxiang View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    I have a problem as below:

    "
    A: I would never come to this restaurant again. The food is terrible!

    B: ________ . (Fill in one of the following)

    A. Nor am I. B. Neither would I. C. Same with me. D. So do I.
    "

    Which of the above 4 is correct?

    Many of the Chinese selected "B", but they were told that the correct answer should be "C".

    I am also confused . Please help us.

    Thank you in advance.
    The answer is B, to the question posed.

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    Re: "Neither would I" or "Same with me" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SongYuxiang View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    I have a problem as below:

    "
    A: I would never come to this restaurant again. The food is terrible!

    B: ________ . (Fill in one of the following)

    A. Nor am I. B. Neither would I. C. Same with me. D. So do I.
    "

    Which of the above 4 is correct?

    Many of the Chinese selected "B", but they were told that the correct answer should be "C".

    I am also confused . Please help us.

    Thank you in advance.
    Why have they used 'would'?


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    Re: "Neither would I" or "Same with me" ?

    I think we should use "would never" in unreal situations. In my opinion, if we don't like the food in a restaurant, saying "I will never come here again" is more suitable. Am i right?

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    Re: "Neither would I" or "Same with me" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by oceansoul View Post
    I think we should use "would never" in unreal situations. In my opinion, if we don't like the food in a restaurant, saying "I will never come here again" is more suitable. Am i right?
    No. You could use "will", but "would" is at least as appropriate.
    This use of "would" is quite normal and common, and you will hear it a lot.
    It implies, "I would never come here again:
    - if the choice was mine.
    - even if I was starving; even if/unless you paid me $1m.
    - even if/unless I was invited by the hottest man/women in town.
    - unless you put a gun to my head." etc.
    - unless they had a complete change of kitchen staff.
    We can't predict the future. "Would" takes that into account.

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