A bit too correct

MarkA2Kwiziq community member

A bit too correct

Question..What does ''Mon amie non plus.'' mean ?.. answer My friend neither.

     “My friend too.“ Is given as a mistake.

.. maybe a bit too correct.. whilst my friend neither is grammatically correct, how many of us would actually say that? I think most would more often say “my friend too”.. meaning” my friend agrees with me!

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi  Mark, 

Without the full context it is difficult to be sure but normally you will answer ‘non plus’ to a negative statement and aussi to a positive one.

E.g.

Je n’aime pas les vacances en montagne ——> mon amie non plus 

I don’t like holidays in the mountains ——> my friend doesn’t either ( but I do) 

J’aime le chocolat noir ——> mon amie aussi ( mais moi non)

Hope this helps!

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Don't you think however that "neither" conveys a clear negative, but "too" could convey a meaning of agreement to both a negative or positive statement?

Just a thought.

Alan (Jim)

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I wont go there, and my friend neither.
I'll go there, and my friend too.

A bit too correct

Question..What does ''Mon amie non plus.'' mean ?.. answer My friend neither.

     “My friend too.“ Is given as a mistake.

.. maybe a bit too correct.. whilst my friend neither is grammatically correct, how many of us would actually say that? I think most would more often say “my friend too”.. meaning” my friend agrees with me!

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