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I am just learning about the も particle and the textbook has examples like this:

やまださんはがくせいです。わたしもがくせいです。 Yamada is a student. I am also a student.

I am wondering whether the repetition of がくせいです is really necessary. Can I say something like:

やまださんはがくせいです。わたしもです。

or maybe

やまださんはがくせいです。わたしも。

The other question is whether も works with negative statements too. I.e. will the following be grammatical?

やまださんはせんせいではありません。わたしもせんせいではありません。

And the similar question of the possible contraction of this. Can I say

やまださんはせんせいではありません。 わたしもではありません。

Can I make it even shorter to say "Neither am I"?

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You can use the following expressions, as appropriate

私も。

私もです。

私もそうです。 私もそうだよ。

all of which roughly mean "me, too". These all work for negative and positive statements, except for a sentence like

山田さんは学生じゃありません。

in which case I find it more natural to say

私も学生じゃありません。

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I don't think Xもです is grammatical. –  istrasci Sep 20 '13 at 14:51
    
@istrasci It's not, but it seems to be a common way (maybe best called slang) to say "me, too". –  Earthliŋ Sep 20 '13 at 16:50
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@istrasci It seems too common to me to call it ungrammatical. –  snailboat Sep 20 '13 at 16:59
    
@snailboat: "Irregardless" is also common, but that doesn't make it a real word. To each his own I guess. –  istrasci Sep 20 '13 at 18:16
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You can also say (私も)同じ、(私も)同じく、(私も)一緒等など

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Is it rude to say 私も in a situation where です/ます form is appropriate? –  Ataraxia Sep 20 '13 at 16:46
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@Ataraxia You can simply say 私もです。 –  oldergod Sep 23 '13 at 12:00
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