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B oth,  E ither,  N either
B oth,  E ither,  N either <ul><li>Y ou use ‘both’ , ‘either, and ‘neither’ when you are saying something about two people...
B oth,  E ither,  N either <ul><li>Denis held the cocoa in  both hands . </li></ul><ul><li>Neither  report  mentioned the ...
B oth,  E ither,  N either <ul><li>Y ou use ‘both’ when you think of the two people or things as a group. You use ‘both’ w...
B oth,  E ither,  N either <ul><li>Y ou use ‘either’ when you think of the two people or things as individuals. You use ‘e...
B oth,  E ither,  N either <ul><li>Y ou use ‘neither’ when you are thinking of the two people or things as individuals and...
B oth,  E ither,  N either <ul><li>Y ou can use ‘both’ with a specific determiner such as ‘the’, ‘these’, or ‘my’. </li></...
B oth,  E ither,  N either <ul><li>WARNING:  You cannot use ‘either’ or ‘neither with a specific determiner. </li></ul>
B oth,  E ither,  N either <ul><li>Y ou can use ‘both of’, ‘either of’, or ‘neither of’ with a plural noun or pronoun. Not...
B oth,  E ither,  N either <ul><li>Both of these restaurants  are excellent. </li></ul><ul><li>Either of them  could have ...
B oth,  E ither,  N either <ul><li>Note:  ‘Neither of’ is normally used with a singular verb but can be used with a plural...
B oth,  E ither,  N either <ul><li>R emember that you can also use ‘both’, ‘either’, and ‘neither’ as conjunctions. You us...
B oth,  E ither,  N either <ul><li>Y ou use ‘either … or’ to give two alternatives and say that only one of them is possib...
B oth,  E ither,  N either <ul><li>Y ou use ‘neither … nor’ to give two alternatives and say that each of them is not poss...
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  1. 1. B oth, E ither, N either
  2. 2. B oth, E ither, N either <ul><li>Y ou use ‘both’ , ‘either, and ‘neither’ when you are saying something about two people or things that have been mentioned, or are known to the person you are talking to. </li></ul><ul><li>There were excellent performances from both actresses . </li></ul><ul><li>No argument could move either man from this decision. </li></ul>
  3. 3. B oth, E ither, N either <ul><li>Denis held the cocoa in both hands . </li></ul><ul><li>Neither report mentioned the Americans. </li></ul>
  4. 4. B oth, E ither, N either <ul><li>Y ou use ‘both’ when you think of the two people or things as a group. You use ‘both’ with a plural noun. </li></ul><ul><li>Both children were happy with their presents. </li></ul><ul><li>Both policies made good sense. </li></ul>
  5. 5. B oth, E ither, N either <ul><li>Y ou use ‘either’ when you think of the two people or things as individuals. You use ‘either’ with a singular noun. </li></ul><ul><li>Either way is acceptable. </li></ul><ul><li>She could not see either man . </li></ul>
  6. 6. B oth, E ither, N either <ul><li>Y ou use ‘neither’ when you are thinking of the two people or things as individuals and you are making a negative statement about them. You use ‘neither’ with a singular noun. </li></ul><ul><li>In reality, neither party was enthusiastic. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither man knew what he was doing. </li></ul>
  7. 7. B oth, E ither, N either <ul><li>Y ou can use ‘both’ with a specific determiner such as ‘the’, ‘these’, or ‘my’. </li></ul><ul><li>Both the young men agreed to come. </li></ul><ul><li>Both these books have been recommended to us. </li></ul><ul><li>Both her parents were dead. </li></ul>
  8. 8. B oth, E ither, N either <ul><li>WARNING: You cannot use ‘either’ or ‘neither with a specific determiner. </li></ul>
  9. 9. B oth, E ither, N either <ul><li>Y ou can use ‘both of’, ‘either of’, or ‘neither of’ with a plural noun or pronoun. Note that when ‘both of’, ‘either of’, and ‘neither of’ are followed by a noun rather than a pronoun, you must use a specific determiner such as ‘the’, ‘these’, or ‘her’ before the noun. </li></ul>
  10. 10. B oth, E ither, N either <ul><li>Both of these restaurants are excellent. </li></ul><ul><li>Either of them could have done the Job. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither of our boys were involved. </li></ul>
  11. 11. B oth, E ither, N either <ul><li>Note: ‘Neither of’ is normally used with a singular verb but can be used with a plural verb. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither of us was having any luck. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither of the children were there. </li></ul>
  12. 12. B oth, E ither, N either <ul><li>R emember that you can also use ‘both’, ‘either’, and ‘neither’ as conjunctions. You use ‘both … and’ to give two alternatives and say that each of them is possible or true. </li></ul><ul><li>I am looking for opportunities both in this country and abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Both I and my wife were surprised to see you there. </li></ul>
  13. 13. B oth, E ither, N either <ul><li>Y ou use ‘either … or’ to give two alternatives and say that only one of them is possible or true. </li></ul><ul><li>You can either have fruit or ice cream. </li></ul><ul><li>I was expecting you either today or tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>You either hate him or you love him. </li></ul>
  14. 14. B oth, E ither, N either <ul><li>Y ou use ‘neither … nor’ to give two alternatives and say that each of them is not possible or is not true. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither Margaret nor John was there. </li></ul><ul><li>He did it neither quickly nor well. </li></ul>
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