I'm just trying to figure out if "neither I" is grammatically correct as a standalone statment (in spoken English).

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    ‘Nor I’ is correct. – Toothrot Oct 28 '15 at 20:24

No, it is grammatically unacceptable.

Correct constructions using neither include:

  • Neither a nor b: This is the most common usage.

    Neither Alaska nor Florida charges state income tax.

  • Neither noun: You can use this variant when it's clear what you are referring to.

    I moved from Alaska to Florida this year. Fortunately, neither state charges income tax.

  • Me neither: This may be close to what you had in mind.

    "I don't like Brussels sprouts."

    "Me neither."

  • Neither: This could be a one-word sentence.

    "Do you prefer carrots or broccoli?"



As I said, I already heard "Neither I". If it would be grammaticaly incorrect indeed, this is the contraction for "Neither (do) I" where the verb is implicit like in : "he's faster than I" for than I am...

We also have :"Neither I nor Bruce could handle it" where a third part would also say : "Neither I" for "Nor I" or "me neither" or "me either I could not" BUT NOT "me either I could" to mean "could not" because with the negative "either" can't match here...

But we've worst like : He DO or "my baby just CARE for me" in the song...

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    This site is for learning English; we should model proper usage in our answers. – Feathercrown Apr 10 '17 at 22:16

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