what's the difference between "non plus" and "ni" they both seem to mean neither and nor

what's the difference between "non plus" and "ni" they both seem to mean neither and nor

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GruffKwiziq language super star
Hi Milton - good question. Here's how ne... ni... is used: Ne ... ni ... ni = Neither ... nor (negation)">Ne ... ni ... ni = Neither ... nor (negation)">Ne ... ni ... ni = Neither ... nor (negation)">Ne ... ni ... ni = Neither ... nor (negation)

This construct is used when you have a 'neither X nor Y (nor Z)' list of things, whereas 'non plus' appears after one person or thing.
SueC1
ni ...... ni is where in English you would use neither... nor. Non plus is used for example if someone says I am not cold you could say -me neither, or neither am I . It will follow a phrase in the negative as in English. If someone says I am hot you would say so am I or me too, and not neither.
Thank you very much Gruff and Sue. I get it now. You can say "je n'aime ni le fromage ni le lait" with the ni....ni construction, and with non plus when someone says "je n'aime le fromage" you can say "non plus".
You mean "Je n'aime pas le fromage"?

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