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A: I don't like oranges.

B: I don't like oranges either.

This is the right way to express this idea.

question 1: But why can't it be written like this:

B: I too don't like oranges.

question 2: What is the actual meaning of this???

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    It can be written like that. You could also write I also … It's not quite clear exactly what you're asking. May 26, 2020 at 17:09

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To be clear, in principle:

First example: Either -

I don't like apples and I don't like oranges either.

The speaker is stating that s/he doesn't like either apples or oranges.

Second example: Too

A: >I don't like oranges.
B: >I too don't like oranges.

Speaker B is agreeing with Speaker A that s/he doesn't like oranges.

In practice, many people would say I don't like oranges either to agree with someone else that I too don't like oranges.

I too may sound a bit too highfalutin but it's the best way of making things clear, that the too refers to the speaker and not to the oranges.

https://englishhelponline.me/2010/06/01/the-difference-between-words-too-and-eitherneither/

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  • Is "I don't like oranges too" also correct? and same as "I don't like oranges either" ? May 27, 2020 at 1:13
  • The meaning would depend on the context - what the too was referring to. It's not clear without context. May 27, 2020 at 16:01

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