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    to interfere and to interfere either

    Here a little bit Everyday-English. (At least I hope that this is the case with my sentences presented here.)
    Can I say these in English?
    But I also don't want to interfere.
    But I don't want to interfere either.

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    Re: to interfere and to interfere either

    As you will have seen from one of your other threads, it's best not to start a sentence with a conjunction, especially while you're still a learner. Please make longer sentences using these phrases and give us some context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to interfere and to interfere either

    Okay. Two of my friends get into a fight.
    Well, I don't want to interfere and keep my neutrality.
    So I say to each of them the following.
    But I also don't want to interfere.
    But I don't want to interfere either.

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    Re: to interfere and to interfere either

    Quote Originally Posted by blizzy View Post
    Okay. Two of my friends get into a fight.
    Well, I don't want to interfere and keep my neutrality.
    So I say to each of them the following.
    But I also don't want to interfere.
    But I don't want to interfere either.
    What did you say before these sentences? You can only begin a sentence with a conjunction if it refers to something said previously.
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    Re: to interfere and to interfere either

    This is of course a very good explanation!
    Since I hadn't thought about it at all and the described situation is also purely hypothetical, I leave out the "but" for the time being.

    I just say to my friends one of these sentences.
    I also don't want to interfere.
    I don't want to interfere either.

    Let me add a little something. In German, this "but = aber" is so common in everyday language that you really don't think about it. This also goes for "and = und". Of course, the situation looks different in written German. But every language has its peculiarities.

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    Re: to interfere and to interfere either

    You could say one of those sentences if someone had already said they didn't want to interfere.
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    Re: to interfere and to interfere either

    You can say:
    "I don't like to see them fighting, but I also don't want to interfere."
    "I don't like to see them fighting, but I don't want to interfere either."

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    Re: to interfere and to interfere either

    Quote Originally Posted by blizzy View Post
    Okay. Two of my friends get into a fight.
    Well, I don't want to interfere and keep my neutrality.
    I don't want to take sides would work better.

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