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    Wink I've never been over 50kg

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: I'm look like chubby and fat but I've never been over 50kg.

    B: ⓐMe too.
    ⓑMe neither.
    ⓒI've never been either.
    ⓓI've been neither.


    (All the meaning are 'B is also under 50kg for her life')

    Is it correct?

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    Re: I've never been over 50kg

    A: I'm look like chubby (and fat) but I've never been over 50kg.
    B. Neither have I/Me neither (though some dislike this)
    I don't see a need for chubby and fat; one is unnecessary IMo.

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    Re: I've never been over 50kg

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: I look chubby, but I've never been over fifty kilos. (Chubby = fat. Use either, not both.)

    B: ⓐMe too. No.
    ⓑMe neither. No.
    ⓒI've never been, either. This needs a comma. With a comma, you're saying you're the same as Mr. Chubby. Without it, you're saying you haven't been either of two things - and there aren't two things.
    ⓓI've been neither. No.

    Try:

    I haven't, either.
    Neither have I.


    (The meaning is that B has never weighed more than fifty kilos, either.)

    Is it correct?

    It is now!

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