A: Mrs. Davis won’t attend the meeting.

 B: Mr. Johnson WON’T either.

           But when starting the sentence with NEITHER, speaker B said

 “Neither WOULD Mr. Johnson.”

           Would you please clarify why speaker B used WOULD with NEITHER?

           Why not WILL, as was the case with EITHER?

                                     Thank you very much

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Hi, Abdullah,

Abdullah Mahrouse posted:

A: Mrs. Davis won’t attend the meeting.

B: Neither WOULD Mr. Johnson.

I don't know where you have taken this from, but "will" can and should be used in this case:

A: Mrs. Davis won't attend the meeting.

B: Neither will Mr. Johnson.

Last edited by Gustavo, Contributor

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