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The Queen was enjoying being queen and what better way to remain so than to merry the prince herself. The prince however did not like the idea either

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  • Welcome to ELL, Ehsan. It would be helpful if you could provide with a link to the source of this text, so that we can work out what it might mean in context. – JavaLatte Feb 3 at 11:51
  • Merry the prince. Did you mean 'marry'?. – Michael Harvey Feb 3 at 12:14
  • Yes I meant marry and my problem is exactly this the sentence sounds wrong but I was watching a film in which the narrator said this sentence – Ehsan Feb 3 at 12:31
  • Without the audio or the script, we cannot tell if you misheard or if the narrator simply does not speak English well. – Jeff Morrow Feb 3 at 15:13
  • What was the film? – Jason Bassford Feb 3 at 15:51
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I assume you mean 'marry the prince'. The use of 'either' in the second sentence is wrong, and the sentence does not mean anything. This is because 'either' after a statement is used, with a negative statement (e.g. 'didn't') to link with a negative statement just made. You say that the prince 'did not like the idea either', but you have not previously said that a first person did not like the idea.

The man did not like cold baths. His son did not either. (His son, also, did not like cold baths).

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  • Yes I meant marry and my problem is exactly this the sentence sounds wrong but I was watching a film in which the narrator said this sentence – Ehsan Feb 3 at 12:32
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    The sentence sounds wrong because it is wrong. – Michael Harvey Feb 3 at 13:03
  • It could be right if, in a preceding sentence, we had heard about some other idea that the prince didn't like, and the were replaced with that. <description of idea>. The prince didn't like that idea. <description of another idea>. The prince didn't like that idea either. – SamBC Feb 3 at 20:13

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