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I'm not a native English-speaker. For some reason, I'm not sure about the usage of either in the following sentence:

And it's not that I’m against traveling or studying abroad. It's just that I'm not against staying in a same place either.

Is it being used correctly?

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"Staying in a same place" is ungrammatical here. It should probably be "...I'm not against staying where I am either". Then the sentence is fine and either is used grammatically. I might say it this way: "And I'm not against traveling or studying abroad. Neither am I against staying where I am now." –  user21497 Jan 31 '13 at 14:11
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I did think about editing to correct that. Staying in the same place would be ok. –  Andrew Leach Jan 31 '13 at 14:13
    
@janoChen: Can you explain why you thought it might not be a valid usage? –  FumbleFingers Jan 31 '13 at 14:13
    
@FumbleFingers I think I wasn't sure whether to use either or neither. But I think Bill cleared my doubts. –  janoChen Jan 31 '13 at 14:16
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@janoChen: Ah, right. Presumably you thought that because neither would be correct if you didn't negate the second sentence. But you'd need to change the word order too - Neither am I against staying in the same place. –  FumbleFingers Jan 31 '13 at 14:19
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Yes, it's fine. ODO on either:

conjunction & adverb
2 [adverb, with negative] used to indicate a similarity or link with a statement just made:
   You don’t like him, do you? I don’t either
   it won’t do any harm, but won’t really help either

   • for that matter; moreover:
      I was too tired to go. And I couldn’t have paid, either

This is exactly how it's used in your quote, indicating a link to the previous sentence. Note that it does depend on using the negative ("I'm not against...")

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