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:


or maybe


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


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"?

2 Answers 2


You can use the following expressions, as appropriate



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


in which case I find it more natural to say


  • 1
    I don't think Xもです is grammatical.
    – istrasci
    Sep 20, 2013 at 14:51
  • 4
    @istrasci It seems too common to me to call it ungrammatical.
    – user1478
    Sep 20, 2013 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, 2013 at 18:16

You can also say (私も)同じ、(私も)同じく、(私も)一緒等など

  • Is it rude to say 私も in a situation where です/ます form is appropriate? Sep 20, 2013 at 16:46
  • 1
    @Ataraxia You can simply say 私もです。
    – oldergod
    Sep 23, 2013 at 12:00

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