Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by tetiw, Sep 2, 2008.
"I don't like coffee"
Is it the same to say... Me neither or neither do I ???
I believe they both mean the same.
I agree with bentleywg. They mean the same, so you can use them both.
"Me neither" is quite casual. "Neither do I" is a bit more formal.
Thank you very much for your answers!
"Me neither" means the same as "I don't either." In casual speech, we tend to change "I" to "me" when we omit the verb of which it is the subject, in this case "do". "Not" + "either" -> "neither". When a negative adverb comes first, the tense (do is present tense) gets ahead of the subject: "Neither do I".
Para mí lo correcto sería contestar Me neither porque estarías tratando de decir a mi tampoco, te pongo otros ejemplos:
I don't want to eat pizza today - Neither do I.
No quiero comer pizza today – Yo tampoco.
I dislike the traffic - Me neither.
No me gusta el tráfico - A mi tampoco.
En "I dislike the traffic", I es el sujeto, y no hay adverbio negativo. Una respuesta conveniente sería "I do too."
Thank you for this explanation. But I have another question for you if you don't mind.
As far as I concerned, If the verb tense comes before the subject neither DO I... Then it is a question but if you say: neither I DO... then it is an statement.
Welcome to the forum, Tecbiznet.
"Neither am I" is not a question. When a negative adverb comes first in a statement, the tense-carrying verb gets ahead of the subject in order to be modified by the negative adverb.
"Neither I am" does not make sense because neither must modify am, not I.
The question form would be "Am I not either?".
Hay una tercera posibilidad:
- Me neither
- Neither do I
- I don't either
Separate names with a comma.