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Either …. Or / Neither …. Nor

Either .. Or

Either… or is a correlative conjunction. It is used as conjunction so we can express alternatives and/ or a choice between two things or people

Either indicates one out of a group of two.

Examples. ;

• It’s either me or her. You can’t have it both ways.

• You add either one or two cloves of garlic.

• Either dye or paints are used to color cloth.

•Either we make it better or we make it worse

•Either we take the chance or we look back in regret.

• You can have either vegetables or the salad.

• I’m not either going out for dinner or watching a movie.

• I’m not either seeing that film or reading a book tonight.

• Either take a shower now or get ready for bed later

•Either go on the trip or I’ll stay home.

Neither …. Nor

This structure, “neither … nor”, is used to connect the same kind of word or phrase in the sentence. Neither makes a negative statement about two people or things

Neither indicates zero out of a group of two.

We use neither with singular countable nouns to make a negative statement about two things or people.

Examples ;

• They can neither speak nor write French.

• Her sister is neither intelligent nor beautiful.

• You can have neither a pastry nor a cheesecake

• This novel is neither read by anyone nor seems interesting.

•That older man can neither walk nor talk properly.

• Neither the cruise nor the ship is suitable for this journey.

• He will travel neither by subways nor by flights.

• The train will come neither late nor early in Japan.

•Neither my elder brother nor my mother cooked food for today’s lunch

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