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Can “me, too” be used to reply to a negative statement?

'I don't like fish.' 'Me, too.' Is this sentence natural or unnatural? I mean not the grammatical but the communicational.

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    This is not natural at all. What's wrong with all these people, that they don't like fish? ;^)
    – J.R.
    Commented May 10, 2012 at 1:14

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No. Not to me. too is used for responding to positive statements. neither would be a better choice.

A: 'I don't like fish.'  
B: 'Me neither.'
  • 'Me neither' is not grammatically correct in this case. It would be like replying 'Me don't like fish'. Commented May 10, 2012 at 4:00
  • So what you are suggesting is that people 'shouldn't' use it? What about 'Me too'? Shouldn't use it either? Besides the OP is looking for a more 'natural' way of expressing the topic. To me, it means idiomatic, not grammatical. Not every idiomatic English phrase is grammatical, just so you know. Commented May 10, 2012 at 4:11
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    Snubian -- no it wouldn't. Commented May 10, 2012 at 4:25

'Me too' is fine conversationally for communicating agreeance as in your example. It works in many situations much as one could say 'ditto!'

A more formal response to 'I don't like fish' would be:

Neither do I.

  • Wouldn't the natural response be "me neither", not "me too"? Commented May 10, 2012 at 4:26
  • This is actually the proper answer. The question actually asks if this is natural, and yes, it is natural and common. The other answers presuppose the intent of the utterance: if one accepts that "me too" means "that describes me too," all of their objections to the utterance disapear.
    – horatio
    Commented May 10, 2012 at 13:51

"neither do I" sounds more academic, however I've heard a lot of people saying "me neither" in the states

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