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    Smile How to use Me neither and Me either ?

    Hi! guys.

    I'm so wondering about possible responses to agree to what other people say.

    ex1> S1: I like him
    S2: I like him, too

    Q1> In example 1, can other possible responses be replaced like "Me,too", "Same here", "So do I"? Then which response more casual?

    If "me, either" is possible in this context, I'm so confused because "either" can only be used in neagtive sentences as shown below.

    ex2>
    S1: I don't like him.
    S2: I don't like him, either.

    S1: I like him.
    S2: I like him, either (x) / I like him, too.

    Q2> If "me, either" can be used as a short way of " I don't like
    him, either, I think there is no difference in meaning between "me,
    netiehr" and "me, either". What I want to know is where I'm stuck in understanding the use of "me either".

    I know some ungrammatical expressions can be allowed and fossilzed in casual speech due to speakers' unconsciously frequently misuse. Does this case have something to do with such an issue?

    Have a nice day. Thanks a lot in advance
    Last edited by Eureka; 24-Feb-2009 at 12:03.

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    #2

    Re: How to use Me neither and Me either ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eureka View Post
    Hi! guys.

    I'm so wondering about possible responses to agree to what other people say.

    ex1> S1: I like him
    S2: I like him, too

    Q1> In example 1, can other possible responses be replaced like "Me,too", "Same here", "So do I"? Then which response more casual?

    If "me, either" is possible in this context, I'm so confused because "either" can only be used in neagtive sentences as shown below.

    ex2>
    S1: I don't like him.
    S2: I don't like him, either.

    S1: I like him.
    S2: I like him, either (x) / I like him, too.

    Q2> If "me, either" can be used as a short way of " I don't like
    him, either, I think there is no difference in meaning between "me,
    netiehr" and "me, either". What I want to know is where I'm stuck in understanding the use of "me either".

    I know some ungrammatical expressions can be allowed and fossilzed in casual speech due to speakers' unconsciously frequently misuse. Does this case have something to do with such an issue?

    Have a nice day. Thanks a lot in advance
    The short answer is that 'me either' is wrong.

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    Re: How to use Me neither and Me either ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The short answer is that 'me either' is wrong.
    (Widely used in some dialects of Am English. I think it's common in NY. Some speakers will get very defensive about this. )

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    Smile Re: How to use Me neither and Me either ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    (Widely used in some dialects of Am English. I think it's common in NY. Some speakers will get very defensive about this. )

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    So do you mean "Me, either" can be acceptable as meaning of "me, neither" in casual speech even though it is not grammatical? Thank you very much for your response.

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    Re: How to use Me neither and Me either ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eureka View Post
    So do you mean "Me, either" can be acceptable as meaning of "me, neither" in casual speech even though it is not grammatical? Thank you very much for your response.
    Well, according to BobK (I'm sure he is right), it's ok in parts of the USA.

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    Re: How to use Me neither and Me either ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Well, according to BobK (I'm sure he is right), it's ok in parts of the USA.
    The endorsement is very flattering, but I really know very little about Am E; I just know that this has been discussed before in other threads, and several American writers were very upset at the idea that what they did was 'wrong'. It's certainly wrong in Br Eng, no question. But I try not to get over-protective in my reactions to what happens to the language in other countries.

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    Re: How to use Me neither and Me either ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eureka View Post
    Hi! guys.

    I'm so wondering about possible responses to agree to what other people say.

    Have a nice day. Thanks a lot in advance
    Links, links, hyperlinks:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...me-either.html

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...er-me-too.html

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    Re: How to use Me neither and Me either ?

    Thank you for letting me know very useful posts. Now I understand why Bobk was so careful about answering my questions^^.

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    Re: How to use Me neither and Me either ?

    Of course, when bhaisahab and I say 'me either' is wrong (in Br Eng), we're talking only about the two word confirmation:

    Have they written to you?/No/Me neither.

    This exchange would be perfectly acceptable:

    Have they written to you?/No/They haven't written to me either.

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