What's the proper answer for "Don't know what I'm doing here"?

"Nor do I"

"Neither do I"

"Neither am I"

"Nor am I" ?

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"Neither do I" is the preferred response, which is a contracted version of

Neither you nor I knows what he [or she] is doing here.

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    Your verb looks like it is in the 3rd person, but your disjunction is of the 2nd and 1st person. That sounds ungrammatical to me. – tchrist Dec 31 '18 at 16:16
  • @tchrist: I'll take your word for it. In my defense, I'm a rhetorician, not a grammarian. (Not that there's anything wrong with being a grammarian!) – rhetorician Dec 31 '18 at 19:41

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