Me Neither Or Me Either

In colloquial spoken language some people use me neither in place of neither do I.

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A- I don”t like getting up in the morning. B- Neither do I. /Me neither.

In the US some people will also use me either in that case:

A- I don”t like getting up in the morning. B- Me either.

But this is very informal and not to be used in a learning environment where I would stick to neither do I.

You could find “me either” used in a sequence in a sentence like:

A- This does not seem very clear. B- It doesn”t seem clear to me either.

To answer subsidiary question asked in comment about the pronunciation of either and neither:The letters in both words can either be pronounced /aɪ/ or /i/. And to my knowledge this is not a UK vs US difference, although I think /i/ is more frequent in the US, /ˈaɪðə/ and /ˈnaɪðə/ can both be heard in the UK. The question was asked a few years ago on ELU with lots of detailed answers.

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As stated in the other answers, “Me neither” can be used instead of “Neither do I” or “Nor I”. It”s the equivalent of “Me too” or “So do I”, but used after a negative sentence. It”s used to change the subject of a sentence to the speaker.

In most cases, “Me either” isn”t a phrase in its own right. Usually, the two words are separated by a comma or pause. “either” works like “also” and “too”, but again is used with negative sentences. It”s a discursive marker.

“Me neither” can also be considered equivalent to “I don”t, either”.

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Here are some examples:

A: I don”t like her.

B: Me neither.

and

A: She doesn”t like me.

B: She doesn”t like me, either.

If B says “Me neither.” in the last example, they are at risk of sounding as if they are saying “I don”t like you, either.”. Probably, the sentences that use “I” to replace the subject (“neither do I”, “I don”t either”) are safer to use for an English learner than those that use “me” to replace the subject (“me neither”). The opposite rule goes for replacing the object.

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