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Thanks a lot, Rusty.
And...
I haven't got any coins.
Neither have I.
Is it correct?
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Old April 17, 2008, 12:22 PM
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Another way to say también:

I saw the game yesterday.
So did I. (Me, too - Yo también)
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Old April 17, 2008, 12:24 PM
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Thanks a lot, Rusty.
And...
I haven't got any coins.
Neither have I.
Is it correct?
I often say it that way. I've also heard 'Nor do I,' but the most common response is 'Me, neither.'

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Old April 17, 2008, 12:30 PM
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By the way, 'I haven't got any change' is a better-sounding, and more likely sentence. We don't use coins in the same sense you are. If someone asked specifically for coins, we would say, 'I haven't got any coins.' But, mostly, when this question is asked, we assume someone wants change (cambio/vuelto) and we use that noun instead of coins.
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Old April 17, 2008, 12:33 PM
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Me, neither, this simplifies the question, as you can use it in the place of neither do I, neither am I and neither have I. Great!

I suppose you can use the same structures with different persons. For example:

I'm not going and neither are you.

Is this right?

Or, even:

It's not my fault, and neither hers is.
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What about these other possibilities:

-I don't have any coins.
-Neither do I.

-I'm not buying the drinks.
-Neither am I.
Rusty is right, "Neither do I" is correct, but you are correct in this instance too. "Neither have I" works too(I think I say it that way sometimes), but it seems a little foreign to us. You may hear "neither have I" more frequently in Britain. Another way of saying "neither do I" is "I don't either"
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Thanks a lot, Rusty. I was thinking of a magician on stage asking for some coins from the public.
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Thanks a lot, Rusty. I was thinking of a magician on stage asking for some coins from the public.
and not considering a new vocation as mendigo pidiendos monedas a los
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Old April 17, 2008, 02:19 PM
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Poli? Have you ever been to Madrid? What kind of places in Madrid have you visited?

I think this changes the direction of the thread a little. But David is taking a Mexican siesta.... No hay moros en la costa.
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Me, neither, this simplifies the question, as you can use it in the place of neither do I, neither am I and neither have I. Great!

I suppose you can use the same structures with different persons. For example:

I'm not going and neither are you.

Is this right?

Or, even:

It's not my fault, and neither hers is.
It's not my fault, nor is it hers. -or- It's not my fault, and neither is it hers. -or- It's not my fault, and it isn't hers either.

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