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    You,neither

    Just out of curiosity!

    Can I say " You, neither!" in a situation below.

    A: Ok, I've got to go.
    B: Alright. Don' work so hard!
    A: You, neither!

    Dose it make sense?

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    #2

    Re: You,neither

    We certainly say things like that.

    Whether it stands up to logical scrutiny is another matter.

    But in a friendly conversation, it's quite normal to my ears.
    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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    #3

    Re: You,neither

    Thank you. My teacher told me that it should have been 'you,either!', would it also be correct?

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    #4

    Re: You,neither

    It is perhaps more logical, but it sounds most unnatural to me.

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    #5

    Re: You,neither

    As we mentioned in an earlier thread, we use "neither" when replying to a negative statement. "Don't work too hard" contains a negative ("don't") so "neither" is appropriate.

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    Re: You,neither

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As we mentioned in an earlier thread, we use "neither" when replying to a negative statement. "Don't work too hard" contains a negative ("don't") so "neither" is appropriate.
    True, but we can say:

    A: I don't work hard.
    B: I don't, either.

    That's where logic and usage get confused when we are looking at allthewayanime's question.

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    Re: You,neither

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    True, but we can say:

    A: I don't work hard.
    B: I don't, either.

    That's where logic and usage get confused when we are looking at allthewayanime's question.
    Absolutely true. It's odd, isn't it, that we can say in (B):

    I don't either.
    Neither do I.

    Hmmmm, that has got my brain cells going!

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    Re: You,neither

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Hmmmm, that has got my brain cells going!
    At least they are plural for you. My one is feeling lonely.

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