“Me, too!” or “Me, neither”?

I love food.

I love to eat.

I love food from all over the world.

Authentic NC food (photo by Jaimie Newsome, 9/2014)

Authentic NC food (photo by Jaimie Newsome, 9/2014)

And of course I love American food.

Last weekend, I went to my family reunion in Littleton, North Carolina. I ate a lot of North Carolina food. It was good, Southern food. It was delicious!

I don’t eat a lot of Southern food in Raleigh. I was happy to go home and eat authentic food!

 

 

If you like Southern food, too, you can say, “Me, too,” or “I do, too.”

Person A: I love fried chicken!

Person B: Me, too! It’s delicious!

If you don’t like Southern food, you can say, “Not me,” or “I don’t.”

Person A: I love fried chicken!

Person B: Not me. I like baked chicken.

Chicharron (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Chicharron (photo from Wikimedia Commons, author unknown)

 

 

For me, I don’t like chicharron.

(Sorry.)

If you don’t like it either, you can say, “Me neither,” or “I don’t [like it] either.”

 

 

Option 1:

Person A: I don’t like chicharron.

Person B: I don’t either.

Option 2:

Person A: I don’t like chicharron.

Person B: Me neither.

***DON’T say, “Me too” if you are agreeing with a negative statement.***

*Person A: I don’t like chicharron.

*Person B: Me, too! (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.

Person B: I do! It’s delicious!

Basically, YES <–> YES = Me, too

NO <–> NO = Me neither (or) I don’t either

Complete these practice conversations with examples from above.

1. I love Mexican food. You love Mexican food, too.

I say, “I love Mexican food!”

You say, “______________________.”

Mexican food (photo by Jaimie Newsome, 9/2014)

Mexican food (photo by Jaimie Newsome, 9/2014)

2. I like spinach pie. You don’t like spinach pie.

I say, “I like this a lot!”

You say, “_______________________.”

Spinach pie from the Greek festival (photo by Jaimie Newsome, 9/2014)

Spinach pie from the Greek festival (photo by Jaimie Newsome, 9/2014)

3. I don’t like soba. You don’t like soba, either.

I say, “I don’t like soba.”

You say, “____________________.”

Soba (photo by Jaimie Newsome, 7/2011)

Soba (photo by Jaimie Newsome, 7/2011)

4. I don’t like Japanese food. You love Japanese food.

I say, “I don’t like Japanese food.”

You say, “_________________________.”

Bento box (photo by Jaimie Newsome, 3/2012)

Bento box (photo by Jaimie Newsome, 3/2012)

5. I don’t want any more cake. Neither do you.

I say, “I’m sorry, I don’t want any more cake.”

You say, “__________________________.”

Cake (photo by Jaimie Newsome, 2/2011)

Cake (photo by Jaimie Newsome, 2/2011)

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