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    me neither

    I was watching episode 9 of "Haven".
    There were two guys talking to each other.

    The first said,"Why listen to an old man when there are so many other choices?"

    The second guy replied,"I wouldn't."

    Than the first one answered back," Me neither."

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    #2

    Re: me neither

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I was watching episode 9 of "Haven".
    There were two guys talking to each other.

    The first said,"Why listen to an old man when there are so many other choices?"

    The second guy replied,"I wouldn't."

    Than the first one answered back," Me neither."
    What's your question?

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    Re: me neither

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I was watching episode 9 of "Haven".
    There were two guys talking to each other.

    The first said,"Why listen to an old man when there are so many other choices?"

    The second guy replied,"I wouldn't."

    Than the first one answered back," Me neither."
    Here "Me neither" means:
    "I wouldn't listen to an old man either."
    or
    "I wouldn't either."
    or
    "Nor would I."

    Generally "me neither" means that the speaker agrees with the negative:
    - I don't like English.
    - Me neither. (I feel the same, that is, I don't like it either.)

    Let us say it is somewhat the negative of "me too."


    Was that your question ?

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    #4

    Re: me neither

    Quote Originally Posted by Abstract Idea View Post
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    Here "Me neither" means:
    "I wouldn't listen to an old man either."
    or
    "I wouldn't either."
    or
    "Nor would I."

    Generally "me neither" means that the speaker agrees with the negative:
    - I don't like English.
    - Me neither. (I feel the same, that is, I don't like it either.)

    Let us say it is somewhat the negative of "me too."


    Was that your question ?
    Yes. So If I say "me either", I agree with the positive?

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    #5

    Re: me neither

    No, to agree with a positive, say "Me too."

    I love ice cream.
    Me too.
    I do too.
    So do I.

    I don't like pineapple.
    Me neither.
    I don't either.
    Neither do I.
    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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    #6

    Re: me neither

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Yes. So If I say "me either", I agree with the positive?
    You use "me neither" after someone expressed a negative statement which you agree with and feels very much the same.

    Let us say the first and the second speakers do not like English:
    - I don't like English.
    - Me neither.

    Now suppose the first speaker does not like English, but the second one likes English:
    - I don't like English.
    - I do.

    If both speakers love English, they could say:
    - I love English.
    - Me too. (Or: - So do I.)

    Finally if the first one loves English but the second one does not:
    - I love English.
    - I don't.

    So "me neither" is used when the first statement is negative and the second speaker wants to state the same.

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    #7

    Re: me neither

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No, to agree with a positive, say "Me too."

    I love ice cream.
    Me too.
    I do too.
    So do I.

    I don't like pineapple.
    Me neither.
    I don't either.
    Neither do I.
    Got it.

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