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  1. Newbie
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    Question Me too/Me either

    Please English teachers, help me to understand the difference between these two expressions..

    in which situations it's more common to say "me too", and in which ones - "me either"?

    Thank you..

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    Re: Me too/Me either

    you say: I really love ice cream!
    I say: Me too!

    you say: I don't really care for Brussels sprouts
    I say: Me neither!

    If I agree with something you say that's positive, it's "me too." If I agree with something you say that's negative, it's "me neither." You will hear "me either" for the second one, but I hear the "neither" form more often. Note that these are both quite informal.

    I do, too -- a more formal response for the positive statement.
    Neither do I or I don't either -- more formal responses (no difference between them) for the negative statement
    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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