What are correct ways to express that one also feels the same way with statement such as, “I don’t like it.” or “I can’t do it.”? E.g., do all of these have the correct form and same meaning?
- I don’t like it too.
- I don’t like it also.
- I don’t like it either.
- I don’t like it neither.
- I also don’t like it.
- I too don’t like it.
Are there any other ways to express this meaning, which don’t change the form too much?
“I don’t like it either” is the most common way a native English speaker would express this sentiment.
“I don’t like it too” and “I don’t like it also” are generally seen as improper because, arranged this way, there’s a contradiction between the negative “don’t” and the inclusive “too”/”also”; the statement seems to reject and affirm at the same time. Contrary to that, “I also don’t like it” and “I too don’t like it”, by placing the inclusive word closer to the subject, implies that the speaker is including themselves in a group that is rejecting the object (“it”). These uses are seen as archaic, but the sentences may be used in an artistic way to call attention to the statement.
“I don’t like it neither” is improper because of the double negative, but if you were making fun of a stereotypical “unsophisticated” culture or dialect such as a “redneck”, you might use it.