Elena 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 9 年前

Me, neither. 或 Me neither.??


A: I don't like dogs.

B: Me, neither . ( or Me neither .)

倒底,Me too. 和 Me neither. 間要不要有個逗點啊??

今天在剛買的康軒出版的Hello Darbie系列國小用英語課本裡看到的是

有逗點的 Me, neither.






Thank DaSaGwa for your reply. I know that now "Me neither." is more commonly used.

But my question is whether there should be a comma between "Me" and "neither"?

3 個解答

  • 9 年前

    In a daily conversation, "Me neither" is often the best choice.

    You need to know, the formal way shall be "Neither do I" or "Nor I". However, in COLLOQUIAL (or daily conversation), such a form doesn't always need to be used. The real problem is "me". Why uses "me", not "I". This has long been accepted by Spoken English. The most famous one is:

    Who is there?

    It is me.

    The grammarian will insist that you use "It is I". However, in Spoken English, we say "it is me", or simply "me". It seems that "ME" is commonly used for EMPHASIS, especially if you speak WITHOUT using a verb.

    Thus, when you are giving a ONE-word answer (to "Who's there"? or "Who made this mess") and NOT using a verb, you simply say "ME". Hence, "Me neither" (without verb!) follows the same pattern.

    As far as using "neither" or "either" is concerned, I would use "neither". However, using "either" is also acceptable, because it is an abbreviation form of "not me, either".

    In a word, both ways are commonly used in daily conversation. It is just that one (Me neither) is used more often than the other (Me either). One thing for sure is both expressions agree with the negative of the person they are answering. Therefore, there will be no confusion about the meaning.

    This is the point of language! Maybe in a few years, "Me either" will be more common than "Me neither". After all, language is dynamic, it changes from one generation to the next.

    2012-02-04 23:12:11 補充:

    NO, there is NO need to have a "cooma" between "Me" and "neither", because as I have stated that the right way is "Neither do I", where "do" got omitted, and due to NO verb, so "I" got replaced with "me".

    2012-02-04 23:14:34 補充:

    Since we want to emphasize "me", so we place "me" in front of "neither".

    2012-02-05 05:00:00 補充:

    Sorry for my Chinese English! Be more careful next time !

    參考資料: self
  • 9 年前

    Use either "since/because" or "so".

    You cannot use both.

  • 9 年前

    Me either. 才對哦。







    參考資料: 自己