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A friend of mine and I were talking about a party that we've had today and he told me the following:

I won't have dinner at home, lol.

And I replied:

Neither am I.

Based on these topics, Using either, neither and too and Is the statement "Neither am I" right?, my answer was not wrong at all in myself comprehension.

I want to know your opinion, is the above wrong? If so, why? And what's the correctiest way to express equality in that situation?

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It's wrong. You have to echo the head verb in what your friend says. Since that's will (after you 'uncontract' won't) you say: Neither will I. You can also say me neither, or if you want to be snooty nor I. –  StoneyB Apr 26 at 21:19
    
Convert your comment into an answer, @StoneyB, please. –  Guilherme Oderdenge Apr 26 at 21:21

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To:

I won't [=will not] have dinner at home, lol.

The correct answer should be:

Neither will I.

But:

I'm not [=am not] in a mood to go out for dinner tonight.

Neither am I. I think I'll just stay home.

  • Another option that works for both examples is "me neither."

I won't have dinner at home, lol.

Me neither.

And

I'm not in a mood to go out for dinner tonight.

Me neither. I think I'll just stay home.

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Me neither is less formal then Neither am I. Except for that I think there is no difference. <>

Neither am I should be seen as:

Neither <verb> I.

For example

I didn't do my homework.
Neither did I.
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"Me neither" is applicable to any negative situation (I don't/won't/can't/haven't/etc.). "Neither am I" only works when the other person is using "to be" in some way. –  Matt Эллен Apr 26 at 21:53
    
You're right, will edit it. –  Jeroen Apr 26 at 22:48

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