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    Joe doesn't like apples.

    Joe doesn't like apples.
    Jack doesn't like them either.

    Are the above sentenced correct?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Joe doesn't like apples.

    Yes.

    Some people may add a comma before 'either', but I like it as is.

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    Re: Joe doesn't like apples.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes.

    Some people may add a comma before 'either', but I like it as is.
    But I heard someone said:

    I don't like it neither.

    Can you correct me please?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Joe doesn't like apples.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Joe doesn't like apples.
    Jack doesn't like them either.

    Are the above sentences correct?

    Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    But I heard someone said say "I don't like it neither." Can you correct me please? Is it correct?

    Thanks.
    "I don't like it neither" is grammatically incorrect. You might hear it from little children who don't yet understand the intricacies of either/neither or occasionally from adults who were simply never taught the correct usage.

    The following three exchanges mean the same thing as each other:

    Do you like apples or pears?
    I like neither.

    Do you like apples or pears?
    I don't like either.

    Do you like apples or pears?
    I hate both.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Joe doesn't like apples.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "I don't like it neither" is grammatically incorrect. You might hear it from little children who don't yet understand the intricacies of either/neither or occasionally from adults who were simply never taught the correct usage.

    The following three exchanges mean the same thing as each other:

    Do you like apples or pears?
    I like neither.

    Do you like apples or pears?
    I don't like either.

    Do you like apples or pears?
    I hate both.
    May I ask why can't I use 'said' instead of 'say" since I 'heard' it. It's the past incident.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Joe doesn't like apples.

    The past is indicated by "I heard". In these constructions, only the first part takes the past tense. The second part uses the bare infinitive.

    I saw him laugh.
    We heard her cry.
    She watched them sleep.
    They heard him say "Yes".
    He heard me tell the child to stop misbehaving.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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