Difference between "I don't either" and "neither do I"

Doolitle

New Member
French - Belgium
Hello,

I would like to know the difference between "neither do I" and "I don't either".

Thanks a lot for your help.
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hi Doolittle - welcome to the forums!:)

    Can you give us some examples of where you'd like to use one or the other?
     

    Kaleidoscope789

    New Member
    English - England
    I'd say they can often be used interchangeably.

    For example, in response to a statement such as, "I don't like rain", both "neither do I" and "I don't either" would make sense.
     

    Doolitle

    New Member
    French - Belgium
    Hello Loob,

    If a friend says: "I don't think it'll be cloudy tomorrow"
    Would I answer "neither do I" or " I don't either" ?

    Other example: "I don't like to dinner in a fast food"

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    Hello Kaleidoscope,

    Thanks for your answer.

    Are there statements where they can't be used interchangeably ?
     

    UUBiker

    Senior Member
    United States, English
    They're interchangeable, and I think it's fair to say they mean "approximately" (perhaps even "nearly") the same thing. Obviously there's a difference in emphasis. With "I don't either," the emphasis is on the speaker. With "Neither do I," the emphasis is on the negation.
     

    Vennoo

    New Member
    Indonesian
    Hello everyone, :)
    If the sentence is "His pet didn't eat any meat yesterday and my pet didn't eat any meat yesterday"
    a. My pet didn't either
    b. Mine didnt either
     

    lapdwicks

    Senior Member
    Sinhala
    Hello everyone, :)
    If the sentence is "His pet didn't eat any meat yesterday and my pet didn't eat any meat yesterday"
    a. My pet didn't either
    b. Mine didnt either

    Welcome to the forum.

    Both are OK.

    And you can also say "neither did my pet", "neither did mine", "nor did my pet" or "nor did mine".
     
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