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    Me too/neither/either

    Sue: Been keeping busy? What
    are you up to?
    Bob: Not too much.
    Sue: Yeah. Me too.

    This dialogue is taken from Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. I'd like to know if we can say 'Me neither/either' to respond to
    'Not too much' without changing the meaning.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Me too/neither/either

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Sue: Been keeping busy? What
    are you up to?
    Bob: Not too much.
    Sue: Yeah. Me too.

    This dialogue is taken from Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. I'd like to know if we can say 'Me neither/either' to respond to
    'Not too much' without changing the meaning.

    Thank you in advance.
    "Me too" is the appropriate response to a positive statement. However "Not too much" is a negative statement, therefore if Sue wants to express that she is also "not doing too much", she should say "Me neither."

    I have heard "Me either" in response to such a question, but usually from Americans so perhaps there is a difference between BrE and AmE.

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