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    #1

    Me Too or You Too?

    How would you respond to tell your boy/girlfriend (or, anyone for [3]) that you share the same feelings for him/her? Which would you say if you only have the two alternatives, "Me too" and "You too"?

    [1]
    Your boy/girlfriend: I miss you.
    You: Me too/You too.

    [2]
    Your boy/girlfriend: I love you.
    You: Me too/You too.

    [3]
    Anyone: Thank you.
    You: Me too/You too.

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    Re: Me Too or You Too?

    Quote Originally Posted by HSS View Post
    How would you respond to tell your boy/girlfriend (or, anyone for [3]) that you share the same feelings for him/her? Which would you say if you only have the two alternatives, "Me too" and "You too"?

    [1]
    Your boy/girlfriend: I miss you.
    You: Me too/You too.

    [2]
    Your boy/girlfriend: I love you.
    You: Me too/You too.

    [3]
    Anyone: Thank you.
    You: Me too/You too.
    For numbers [1] and [2] the answer is "Me too."

    Regarding number [3] neither seems to be appropriate. However, if you interpret "Thank you" as "I thank you," then "Me too," meaning "I thank you too" could be possible - but this is not idiomatic and sounds weird, do not use it.

    A recent related thread is: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...ther-am-i.html

    For possible answers to [3], see: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/g...thank-you.html

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    Re: Me Too or You Too?

    Quote Originally Posted by HSS View Post
    How would you respond to tell your boy/girlfriend (or, anyone for [3]) that you share the same feelings for him/her? Which would you say if you only have the two alternatives, "Me too" and "You too"?

    [1]
    Your boy/girlfriend: I miss you.
    You: Me too/You too.

    [2]
    Your boy/girlfriend: I love you.
    You: Me too/You too.

    [3]
    Anyone: Thank you.
    You: Me too/You too.
    ***NOT A TEACHER***HHS: I offer the following comments for your consideration. (1) Tom: I love you./ Mona: Me, too. *** From a novel: So I said, "I love you." And he said, "Oh, me, too." I said, "Can't you say 'I love you, too' ?" (2) Suzy: I thank you very much./ Ralph: And you, too. = And I thank you, too. (3) George: I will miss you./ Brenda: Me, too. ***It appears that native speakers in this case prefer a complete sentence: I will miss you, too. *** Some people even reply: And I, you. ( the comma = will miss) Thank you.

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    Re: Me Too or You Too?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    So I said, "I love you." And he said, "Oh, me, too." I said, "Can't you say 'I love you, too' ?"
    It reminds me of the movie 'Ghost' in which Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) could never reply 'I love you too' to Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) while he was alive.

    He would always reply simply 'ditto.'

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