英会話のコツ: Me too / Me neither

Me too & me neither are confusing.  We use “me too” & “me neither” when we agree with what someone has said.  We say “me too” after positive grammar. We say “me neither” after negative grammar.

Common mistakes:

  • I hate insects ---> Me neither

  • I never go camping ---> Me too

People often confuse negative grammar with a negative meaning:

Negative grammar

Negative grammar means that sentences contain:

  • Not

  • None

  • Never

  • I’m not good at tennis ---> Me neither

  • I don’t like paying tax ---> Me neither

  • I never play video games ---> Me neither

Negative Grammar

These sentences have positive meanings, but the grammar is negative:

  • I don’t smoke ---> Me neither

  • I don’t like playing pachinko ---> Me neither

Positive Grammar

This sentence has a negative meaning, but the grammar is positive:

  • I hate insects ---> Me too