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Suppose my friend says "I don't like tea" and I feel the same. Then which ones of the following would be correct?

  1. I don't like tea too.
  2. I also don't like tea.
  3. I don't like tea either.
  4. I don't like tea neither.
  5. Me too.( Shortcut reply)

(I know that I can say " Neither do I" but I just wanna know for these particular sentences)

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  • I would consider (3) to be the only entirely correct one. Instead of (5) you might say Me neither (I've learned from these forums that some people say Me either). Jul 29, 2022 at 13:20
  • Can I say " Nor do I "? Jul 29, 2022 at 13:35
  • Would using "me too" be incorrect? Jul 29, 2022 at 13:38
  • You can say neither do I or nor do I. Me too means you agree with a positive statement (your friend likes tea and so do you). Jul 29, 2022 at 15:35
  • @KateBunting I also don't like tea. is fine but it has two meanings. I myself don't like it (another person has spoken before to say that) and You don't like A, B and C. And "I also don't like tea". Don't you agree with those?
    – Lambie
    Jan 2 at 21:05

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#1 is incorrect. We cannot use too with don't.

#2 might technically be correct, but it sounds a bit formal somehow—or maybe just weird. I don't know anyone who speaks this way in any situation. And changing the sequence absolutely makes it incorrect: I don't like tea also does not work at all. So I'm hesitant to call your version correct.

#3 is the best, most natural way to communicate the idea. It will work in formal and casual situations alike.

#4 is incorrect in most dialects, including the standard dialect. Matching neither with don't creates an inappropriate double negative.

#5 is incorrect for the same reason #1 is incorrect. In its place you can substitute Me either or Me neither. Both of these are quite casual.

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