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There are more Google matches for the first sentence, but the last one sounds better to me. Which one is correct?

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I agree with Google. "a isn't bad, and b isn't bad either" sounds fine to me but making it neither doesn't work. –  Ross Millikan Nov 16 '11 at 5:10

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Don't use no double negatives, as a general case. While the use of "not bad, either" is a bit on the informal side, in order to maintain proper logical sense, if you wish to use "neither", you must not use "not."

Hence:

The food was good. The drink was also good.

Becomes:

The food was good; the drink was not bad, either.

Or:

Neither the food nor the drink was bad.

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There is also pretty good related discussion in this site: englishforums.com/English/IsStatementNeitherRight/vpzll/… –  Jader Dias Oct 19 '10 at 17:00
    
++Brownie points for the humor in "Don't use no double negatives." –  Andy Jan 25 '11 at 19:05

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