Either.docx - Either indicates a choice between two alternatives Neithercombines two negative ideas Study the following examples of use Which of these

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Either indicates a choice between two alternatives. Neither combines two negative ideas. Study the following examples of use: Which of these apples would you prefer? ~ I don't want either of them, thanks. You can have either the £15 cotton top or the £17 cotton-and- polyester blouse. You can't have both. Neither Richard nor Judy could come to the party. I want neither alcohol nor cigars for my birthday. Now that I'm fifty I must live a healthier life. Both either and neither can function as pronouns , determiners or adverbs . When they function as pronouns , they are often followed by of + noun phrase : I've known you for two years, but I haven't met either of your two brothers yet. (OR: I've known you for two years, but I haven't met either Francis or Damien yet.) Neither of my two brothers survived the war. Neither Francis, nor Damien. Which of these fur coats is yours? ~ Neither (of them). That one's mine.
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