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    #1

    Me not./ Not me.

    1.--He is a doctor --Me not./ Not me.

    2.--He can swim. --
    Me not./ Not me.

    3.--He likes music.
    --Me not./ Not me.

    4.--He wants to be teacher.
    --Me not./ Not me.

    I wonder if the replies are OK.
    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Me not./ Not me.

    They are not replies as no question is being asked.

    Is one person saying both halves of each sentence?

    'Me not' is always wrong. There are better rejoinders than 'Not me'.

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    #3

    Re: Me not./ Not me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I replied before realising this is probably a homework exercise.

    I'll undelete it when you clarify why you asked the question.
    Thank you for your kindness, Rover. Actually, Im not a student. And nobody assigns me any homework. But before you native speakers, Im a student of English forever. Im just curious about English.

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    #4

    Re: Me not./ Not me.

    Me not is wrong. Many native speakers might answer not me, but it doesn't follow grammatically. The best response for an English learner is I'm not, which is probably the most common one for native speakers.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Me not./ Not me.

    1. I'm not.
    2. I can't.
    3, 4. I don't.

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    #6

    Re: Me not./ Not me.

    Quote Originally Posted by touchstone View Post
    1.--He is a doctor --Me not./ Not me.

    2.--He can swim. --
    Me not./ Not me.

    3.--He likes music.
    --Me not./ Not me.

    4.--He wants to be teacher.
    --Me not./ Not me.

    I wonder if the replies are OK.
    Thanks.

    Perhaps the "not me" answer would have been more appropriate if the question was "who did that" (as in looking for a culprit for some misdemeanor).
    I am not a teacher.

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