I've got question...

I've heard (in the USA):
A: I'm hungry
B: I'm either
Is it correct? Or I have to say "So am I".

What about sentence below:
A: I don't know why he did it.
B: I don't know either/ Neither do I

Or, hmm,
A:I hate chemistry
B: Neither do I / I hate either/ Me too

And the last one:
Jews have their own New Year. And I wanna ask Jew:
Do you celebrate "our" New Year too/either?

maybe in this case I shouldn't use "too" or "either", either (?) (can I say, maybe in this case neither should I use "too" nor "either").

When should I use "too", "either/neither", "so/neither do I" ???

I know, it's pretty easy, but I got lost.
Please help.
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Hello, maybe my answer's late, but...

Grammatically their sentences're totally incorrect. However, they're common in informal situations among native speakers in the US.

There's in every language variaties of accents or dialects. In English we have the Ebonics or AAVE (African American Vernacular English): Black English. We hear it in songs (black music) or in the streets. I guess you've heard "ain't, dontcha, ya, gotta"
Itsrules are different from the AmE Standard. One of those is concerned with the negative forms as in your examples.
In AmE Standard you mustn't use twonegative words in onesentence, I mean, you cannot say "I don't know nothing about it".The correct form is " I don't know anything/ I know nothing about it".
In the AAVE double-negation is normal.

So, take it easy. Ebonics is everywhere, it's also part of the language.


One more thing:

Look at this site about Ebonics... it s really nice: http://www.chaaban.info/2006/02/25/ebonics-tutorial /

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I got this from a grammar book that I use for my students and I think this is what you mean:

1) I don't like coffee, and Ed doesn't either.

2)I like tea, and Kate does too

3) I won't be here, and he won't either.

4) I've seen that movie, and Pat has too.

5) He isn't here, and Anna isn't either.

so here is how it goes

look at number 1 and number 3 and 5. They are both negative statements and both subjects in each of these sentences won't be there or don't like something so we use either.

look at number 2 and 4. both are affirmitive and both speakers have seen it or like it so we use too.

I agree with the post above me on the rest. Emotion: smile

so for "I"m hungry" you can say "I'm hungry too." For "I'm not hungry" you can say "I'm not hungry either" or not use the negative and say "Neither am I."

i think that explains it all
thank you very much for your help. Waiting to learn from you more .
yours faithfully
The word neither is used as the negative word when you repeat a comparable negative statement:
I don't like cabbage. Neither do you (like cabbage).
The word either is similar, but it is used after an already negated verb:
I don't like cabbage. You don't (like cabbage) either.
If the statements are positive, however, you wouldn't use either of the two.
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Although I don't actually say this (and it sounds wrong to me, or at the very least nonstandard), it is apparently acceptable to some people, the New York Times included, to say "either do I" as a negative response to a question (see http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/28/its-called-airplane-mode-for-a-reason/?gwh = "'I don’t want to sit next to someone who is yapping away on their cellphone while we land.' Either do I."). However, as an American English native myself, I don't think any American English speaker can say something like "Either hate I," or "I hate either" in response to, for example, "I hate chemistry," or even, "I don't hate chemistry." Avangi's analysis of this usage sounds totally right to me.
This type of answer is the best; clear, an to the point.
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