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For Life
2008.05.07(Review of 2000.10.24 edition)

Greetings, and welcome back from the “Golden Weekend”!

We've got just three days with you this week, but we'll try to make the most of them. We begin with two days spent introducing you to some absolutely essential elements of conversational English, and then we'll finish up with the first Challenge Test of the month. So let's get started!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 混同しやすい言葉
(I do), TOO vs. (I don't), EITHER


  • When you want to say that something is also true for you (or for someone else), you can use the word too, especially at the end of a sentence. For example, if someone says “I like Mozart” and you also like Mozart, then you can say “I like Mozart, too” or simply “I do, too.”

    When the sentence is negative, we use the word either. For example, if someone says “I'm not hungry” and you also are not hungry, then you can say “I'm not hungry, either” or simply “I'm not, either.”
  • 何かが、自分(または、ほかの人)にも当てはまると言いたいとき、特に文章の終わりに、too を使います。例えば、誰かが、I like Mozart. と言ったのに対して、I like Mozart, too. (私もモーツアルトが好きです)のように答えてもいいですし、I do, too. (私もです)と言っても構いません。

    もとの文章が否定文の場合は、either を使います。例えば、誰かが I'm not hungry. と言ったのに対して、I'm not hungry, either. (私もお腹がすいていません)のように答えてもいいですし、I'm not, either. (私もです)のように言うこともできます。

(I do), TOO vs. (I don't), EITHER


  1. a: I do yoga.
    b: Really? I do yoga, too. I love it!
  2. a: My husband often goes overseas on business.
    b: Mine does, too. In fact, he's in Singapore now.
  3. (two math students)
    a: I couldn't do problem #8. How about you?
    b: I couldn't do that problem, either.
  4. (co-workers at 7 p.m.)
    a: I haven't finished my work yet.
    b: I haven't, either. Shall we have that drink tomorrow night, instead?

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