Either Or Neither Nor

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Either Or Neither Nor

  1. 1. BOTH ….. AND EITHER….. OR NEITHER … NOR
  2. 2. <ul><li>WHEN THEY COMBINE THE SUBJECTS OF TWO SENTENCES, THE VERB IS ALWAYS PLURAL WITH BOTH…. AND . </li></ul><ul><li>WITH EITHER …….OR and </li></ul><ul><li>NEITHER ….NOR , THE VERB DEPENDS ON THE SUBJECT CLOSER TO THE VERB. </li></ul>
  3. 3. BOTH ….. AND The fruit at the local market is cheap. The fruit at the local market is fresh. The fruit at the local market is both cheap and fresh.
  4. 4. <ul><li>My father is very interested in football, and so is my brother. </li></ul><ul><li>Both my father and my brother are very interested in football. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>He is handsome. He is successful. </li></ul><ul><li>He is both handsome and successful. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Both Jane and Ed are coming with us. </li></ul><ul><li>Either the teachers or the principal is responsible for this. </li></ul><ul><li>Either the principal or the teachers are responsible for this. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Neither Jill nor her parents are coming to the party. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither her parents nor Jill is coming to the party. </li></ul>
  8. 8. EITHER ….. OR <ul><li>He found the money, or he stole it from somewhere. </li></ul><ul><li>He either found the money or stole it from somewhere. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>You can pay in cash, or you can pay by cheque. </li></ul><ul><li>You can pay either in cash or by cheque. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>To get our house, you can take the bus , you can take the train. </li></ul><ul><li>To get our house, you can take either the or the train. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>She probably forgot our arrangement, or she got lost. </li></ul><ul><li>She either forgot our arrangement or got lost. </li></ul>
  12. 12. NEITHER …….NOR <ul><li>She isn’t tall. She isn’t short. </li></ul><ul><li>She is neither tall nor short. </li></ul><ul><li>Vicky doesn’t look like her. She doesn’t look like her father. </li></ul><ul><li>Vicky looks like neither her mother nor father. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The book wasn’t interesting and it wasn’t informative, either. </li></ul><ul><li>The book was neither interesting nor informative. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>My children don’t like vegetables. My husband doesn’t either. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither my children nor my husband like s vegetables. </li></ul>

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