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what is the difference between "either" and "neither"?

could you show me some examples?

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Feb 16, 2018 6:04 PM
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either A or B  (A is OK and B is OK, but I must select one or the other, either A or B)

neither A nor B (not A and Not B)

For example:

If I offer you a drink, I might say "Would you like tea or coffee?"
You might answer "Either one is good/I like either one/either tea or coffee is fine"
If you don't like tea or coffee, you might say "Neither one thank you (not tea and not coffee)"

February 16, 2018

This is a common mistake:

I don't like pizza.

I don't like it too. = WRONG!

I don't like it either.


Neither do I.

February 16, 2018

 To agree with sth negative

using negative verb use either

neither is used with a positive verb:

-I don't like apple.

-Neither I do/ I don't either.

February 16, 2018

The pronoun Either refers to two persons or things and has two meanings: 1. one or the other; 2. both

Either may be a noun and adjective- pronoun

Examples: You may go by either road.

On either side of the river lie fields.

Neither is used both as a noun- and adjective-pronoun. If the subject or object of the sentence is a negative pronoun, the verb-predicate is in the affirmative form.

Examples: Neither answer was correct.

Neither of us mentioned him.

I saw neither of them.

February 16, 2018
thank you so much
February 16, 2018
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