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You can choose either cereal or toast for your breakfast. I don’t either. = I speak neither French nor Spanish. – I don’t want to leave the city tonight. You can either play on the computer or watch TV. neither: used as a function word before two or more words, phrases, or clauses joined by nor or sometimes by or… In addition to allowing or in the regular definition, M-W gives a further nod to the neither…or usage in a note: Although use with or is neither archaic nor wrong, the conjunction neither is usually followed by nor. ESL Level: Intermediate. Neither do I can only be used with verbs that can take do as an auxiliary. Me Either or Me Neither? Learn how to use the words 'so' and 'neither' in English. “We have these two photos, which one do you want to use in the brochure?” “Either one. There are quite a few different phrases/idioms that use both either and neither. > Neither journalist could finish their articles; there wasn't enough time. You can use these words with a noun (both books, neither book etc. Despite / In Spite Of / Though 4. (= I also like chocolate) 'Neither do I' is used to say that a negative sentence is also true for me.Paul: I don't like to go to school everyday.Mike: neither do I. Test yourself with our free English language quiz about 'So do I & Neither do I'. Either can also be followed by some or all of the following: one + of + group of two: Either one could do it. When talking about likes and dislikes the response you use depends on if you agree or disagree with the statement: Statement I … He doesn't like the boss. – 40XUserNotFound Jul 5 '11 at 9:28. (Bad English) But if YOU like chicharron, and I DON’T like chicharron, our conversation looks like this: Person A: I don’t like chicharron. Either one should know. It can be a little confusing using such phrases as me too, so do I, me neither, etc. Speaker B: Me neither. "Either" is inclusive (=one or the other), but "either do I" and "me either" don't make sense from the word order. Neither definition: You use neither in front of the first of two or more words or expressions when you are... | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples (not either one) ninguno/a adj adjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. or Neither have I. Neither am I. Either the football fans or the tennis fans are using the TV. Same meaning, but they don’t function the same and they cannot be used in the same contexts. Game for Practicing So/Too/Neither/Either. And I don’t drink wine; Joe: I don’t either. This guy hates Americans, and he doesn't like French people either. Have a look at the chart below. But my main concern is 'me either', because there is no negative; it makes no sense to me. Even "me neither" is not the universal choice: Many people (especially in speech) use "me either" and "me neither" interchangeably. I think me neither is more normal in most of Canada and in the UK. Either … “me neither” should be changed to “neither do I” or “me either”Aw, he's just letting off steam, as must all bags of hot air from time to time. (‘are’ is used, not ‘is’) Neither the teachers nor the students were found. They both look good to me.” How to use NEITHER. There are two restaurants where you can go. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. If someone says something negative and we agree with them we can use neither. Me Neither: Nor do I. ***DON’T say, “Me too” if you are agreeing with a negative statement. - No, I don't like them either. Neither he nor she understood what was happening. This is a free beginner English grammar quiz and esl worksheet. For example, maybe Lucy and I both live in Paris). This guy does not like Americans, and he also doesn't like French people. A/ We use both/ neither/ either for two things. 4. – Yeah—me neither. - I haven't been there either. You don’t like apples. Does neither take a singular or plural verb? A: "I really don't care for strawberry ice cream." This is often used as a reply to someone else in a conversation, but both sentences can also be said by the same person, and even joined together: Me: Elizabeth loves coffee. - Neither do I. Subject Explanations: Conjunctions Connective Words List Cohesive Devices Temporal Conjunctions Subject Exercises: 1. Not either and neither both mean NOT one thing, and NOT the other thing: I don’t speak either French or Spanish. So / Neither (Nor) / Either / Too When someone expresses a statement, we can simply use phrases like “me neither”, “neither do I”, “nor can cats”, “James doesn’t either”, “so does my dad” etc. Pre-intermediate English grammar and exercises. So and Neither. Person B: I do! Andy was asking about 'either' versus 'neither.'Great. This expression, along with other subjects and auxiliary verbs, is used for all personal pronouns (I, You, He/She/It, We, They): They aren't tired. Bob: Me neither. Me neither can be used in almost any context. Neither is used in the negative sense, when you’re presenting things that aren’t true or valid. Me either is more common in most of the US. So, neither – so am I, neither do I, etc. You'll find rather vocal people who despise me either and can't imagine it being said, even though it's extremely common. Person B: Me neither. Overview: Students pose a question to a partner to elicit a response that will allow them to use a particular phrase such as “So do I!”. Neither do I. B: "Ugh, me neither!" Either of us could do it. Determiners. Then ask to which statements a person can respond with the informal variations “Me neither” and “Me too”. Neither definition is - not either. In the case of determiners, either and neither are positioned before the noun. We should bring either coffee or tea. Conjunctions Exercises 2. Neither Do I Lyrics: Yeah / Let's take off the top, go hit the club / Do you know what it feels like to fall in love? I also do not like the boss. If someone says something positive and we agree with them we can use so.. We must also remember that the verb in the statement needs to agree with the verb in the response: Neither Nor Either Too So But / 2 3. My friend’s car is neither green nor brown. My mother emailed me last week to ask if she was using the word “nor” correctly, which brings us to today’s post: the use of either or and neither nor. They are not tired. You'd be surprised, though, how people react to this bit of dialectal variation. In Spite of vs Though Exercises 1 / 2 5. Neither do I. > I don't like mushrooms. I am also not tired. - I have never been to Spain. Either Way: Whichever of the two given alternatives be the case. I think neither are correct. Either one of us could do it. Either Examples: You may use either hand for the purpose. As another American English speaker, if I heard someone use "neither do I" instead of "me neither", I would usually think that they were weird and uptight, I guess because they were being too formal and old-fashioned. - I have also never been to Spain. So and neither responses can be very difficult. Ni él ni ella entendieron lo que estaba pasando. No sign-up required. > The house has a door at either end. But yes, you may see those "either" phrases written, proving that native speakers can be sloppy at their own language. Both buses are headed in that direction, you can get on either. How to Use Neither. You can either help us or go to your room. Grammar: Additions and Responses (So, Too, Neither, Not either), Yes/No Questions. So DO I/ME TOO- NEITHER DO I- I DON´T EITHER Level: intermediate Age: 14-17 Downloads: 134 : Test - The Clown Doctor Level: elementary Age: 10-17 Downloads: 76 : Using I do, too/ so, do I / me, too / I don’t, either/ Neither, do I / me, neither to show agreement. Neither, neither … nor and not … either - English Grammar Today - a reference to written and spoken English grammar and usage - Cambridge Dictionary STEP 2 – Review the correct matches: 1-b, 2-c, 3-d, 4-a. neither adj adjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." Skill focus: Speaking. A: "I wouldn't be caught dead wearing a dress like that." - Neither do I. ' Both / both of / neither / neither of / either / either of '. *Person B: Me, too! Level: intermediate Age: 12-17 Downloads: 46 : me too/me neither I didn’t eat a big dinner last night. Let's just focus on what we say if we agree with someone. 'So do I' is used to say that a positive sentence is also true for me.Paul: I like chocolate.Mike: So do I. I’m not sure whether his name is Greg or Joe, but, either way, address him as sir. to indicate that the same or similar situation applies to another person/group/entity. Me: Neither do I (=I also don't live in London. I compared the two versions on Google (using "no, me neither"/"no, me either" to avoid construction like "Give me either the red or the blue"), and turned up 424,000 raw ghits for "no, me neither" and 382,000 for "no, me either." A2. Neither can be used as conjunction, pronoun, and adjective. “I haven’t seen him either.” – or – “Neither have I.” Rule: when the verb is negative, you cannot use “too.”Remember that we are talking about the verb and NOT the meaning of the message.For example, “I hate carrots.” has a negative meaning, but the verb hate is not in a negative form. 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