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    #1

    neither could I have

    Hi,

    ''She couldn't have murdered Arlena. Neither could I.''

    I've come across the above in the move 'EVIL UNDER THE SUN.' And I'd like to ask if we can add 'have' after 'I' or not:

    She couldn't have murdered Arlena. Neither could I have.

    It seems good to me but wordy. Am I right?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: neither could I have

    Only "neither could I" is correct. A longer, less elegant way to respond negatively to such a statement is "I couldn't have either."
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 09-Jan-2016 at 22:53. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote. We don't need to read it all again.
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