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    either neither

    Hello,

    A: I don't like going into town at night.

    B: Me either vs me neither.

    A:
    I've already lost my girl.
    B:That wasn't my problem neither/ either.

    I know we use 'either' in these case, but I have heard 'neither' used in the American movies. Please could you tell me the difference between them?

    Thanks...

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    #2

    Re: either neither

    Quote Originally Posted by ridvann View Post
    Hello,

    A: I don't like going into town at night.

    B: Me either vs me neither.
    "Me neither" is correct.

    A:
    I've already lost my girl.
    B:That wasn't my problem neither/ either. This exchange doesn't make sense whether you use "either" or "neither".

    I know we use 'either' in these case, but I have heard 'neither' used in the American movies. Please could you tell me the difference between them?

    Thanks...
    Bhai.

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    Re: either neither

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Many learners would learn lots of English if they did one thing: read some American comic strips every day. American comic strips are full of idioms, contractions, and -- of course -- vocabulary. If you read a few American comic strips every day, your English will really improve.
    I wouldn't recommend that if people want to learn standard English. Many comic strips use slang, deliberately non-standard language and word-play. I would rank comic strips with song lyrics as bad models for learners of English.

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    #4

    Re: either neither

    I think 'me either' and 'me neither' are used for only daily language in negative sentences.

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    #5

    Re: either neither

    'Me either' is not standard English. 'Me neither' is used as a response to negative statements.

    A I don't smoke.
    B: Me neither/Neither do I/Nor do I/I don't, either.

    A: I want to give up smoking.
    B: Me too/So do I/I do, too.

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