Using Either … or vs Neither … nor in English

Using Either … or vs Neither … nor in English;

Using Either or vs Neither nor in English



Using Either … or in English
Either refers to any one of the two things or people. Either is always considered singular in a sentence. Either… or is a correlative conjunction. We use either … or for connect things which are the same types, phrases, clauses or words.

Example Sentences

  • Either he or she cooks dinner.
  • Either Mark or Samuel will go.
  • You can either come with me now or walk home.
  • I’lleither write to you or phone you next week.

Using Neither … nor in English
Neither is used as a conjunction. 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.

Example Sentences

  • Neither Mark norhis wife is very tall.
  • My sister neither drinks nor smokes.
  • Neither my friends nor the bookstore has the book.
  • Neither the employees nor the boss wasat work.

 

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