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Negative agreement

Postby Tamdang » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:39 pm

In spoken English, Which is acceptable or Both ?
Linda: "I will never go mountaining again".
MarK :"............."
A.Me, neither
B.Me, either
C.Both of them are correct

I'd be glad if you left a reply here. :evil: :twisted:

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Re: Negative agreement

Postby reindeer » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:51 am

It depends on...you're a teacher, right?

If your goal is to make it clear to yourself, I'll probably refrain from answering for I may be wrong.
But if you just wish to check someone's grammar skills, this test seems to be little bit too short. Or, will be there a continuation?
Well, I'd say 'me, neither'.
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Re: Negative agreement

Postby Tamdang » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:32 pm

A bunch of thanks to you ,Mr Andrew.Because a certain teacher of English said that both of the answers were acceptable in that case. :lol: 8-) If someone has more ideas, please share with me.Thanks again.

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Re: Negative agreement

Postby reindeer » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:23 pm

You are welcome Tandang. It is very likely that not long ago another English teacher told me the same. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Now, do you know how many syllables are in the word 'syllable'?

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Re: Negative agreement

Postby Tamdang » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:40 am

three syllables, of course.
Linda: "I will never go mountaining again".
MarK :"............."
A.Me, neither
B.Me, either
C.Both of them are correct

Answer: Me, neither ( But a certain teacher said that B was correct.So I want to get more experience from native English speaking people.)

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Re: Negative agreement

Postby reindeer » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:48 am

Three syllables you say? Well, it is a correct answer. However, I've a doubt that those who believe that 'syllable' contains three syllables will ever build communism :cry:

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Re: Negative agreement

Postby Tamdang » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:37 am

"I've a doubt that those who believe that 'syllable' contains three syllables will ever build communism ."
What do you mean by saying that ? What are you alluding to ? Please make it clearer ?

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Re: Negative agreement

Postby reindeer » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:29 am

Nothing special dear Tamdang, that was just a silly joke :-( , something that someone may utter just before falling asleep. Really, who build communism nowadays?

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Re: Negative agreement

Postby Tamdang » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:32 pm

Thanks for your explanation.It may be cultural differences or language barrier that made me confused. "Really, who build communism nowadays?" is another joke, isn't it?

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Re: Negative agreement

Postby reindeer » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:14 pm

That was not a joke dear Tamdang, but rather a rethorical figure of speech which are so widely used in Russian language.

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Re: Negative agreement

Postby Tamdang » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:38 am

Thanks again. I guess you are a Russian, aren't you ? I'm really glad to more knowledge from you.Nice to meet you.Ta ta for now.

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Re: Negative agreement

Postby reindeer » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:59 pm

Hi Tamdang,

your guess is absolutely correct. I am Russian. My sitizenship seems to match my nationality either.
And I in turn assume that you are neither Russian nor live in Russia, do you?

Andrew


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