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    me neither/me either

    ---He did not vote for her.

    ---Me neither. / Me either.


    To mean I did not vote for her either, are both answers acceptable, although they are informal English?

    By the way, we can't say 'me too' in the given context, can we?

    Thank you.

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    Re: me neither/me either

    Quote Originally Posted by jiamajia View Post
    ---He did not vote for her.

    ---Me neither. / Me either.


    To mean I did not vote for her either, are both answers acceptable, although they are informal English?

    By the way, we can't say 'me too' in the given context, can we?

    Thank you.
    You're right, we can't say "Me too" in that context.

    In BrE, it would be "Me neither" though I have heard my American friends say "Me either" so I don't know if that's a BrE vs AmE difference.

    If you change the reply, though, it should be clear which one is logical. Would you say "Neither did I" or "Either did I"?

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    Re: me neither/me either

    Quote Originally Posted by jiamajia View Post
    ---He did not vote for her.

    ---Me neither. / Me either.


    Thank you.
    "Me either." makes no sense to me. And I rarely, if ever, hear it used.

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    Re: me neither/me either

    "Me either" is awkward to say.

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    #5

    Re: me neither/me either

    I use this too (the neither version) but I've always assumed it's quite colloquial. (In fact, I half expected our British cousins to decry "Me neither" as a barbaric Americanism and I'm relieved it's used on both sides of the pond.)

    Is it really "proper" or an ellipsis or something else?
    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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    Re: me neither/me either

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I use this too (the neither version) but I've always assumed it's quite colloquial. (In fact, I half expected our British cousins to decry "Me neither" as a barbaric Americanism and I'm relieved it's used on both sides of the pond.)

    Is it really "proper" or an ellipsis or something else?
    I'm sure there are some people who would insist that it should be "Nor I"!

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    #7

    Re: me neither/me either

    Why not "I neither", by the way?
    I mean most people use "me too" for everything, but "I too" can be correct as well!!
    (Similary seen.)

    Cheers!

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