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"?


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 '13 at 14:51
  • 4
    @istrasci It seems too common to me to call it ungrammatical.
    – user1478
    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

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 '13 at 16:46
  • 1
    @Ataraxia You can simply say 私もです。
    – oldergod
    Sep 23 '13 at 12:00

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