What is the rule for neither/nor and either or?

What is the rule for neither/nor and either or?

Either/or is used when making a positive decision between two or more things. Neither/nor is used when the choice is negative or the person wants to say that more than one thing is not true.

How do you use neither/nor in a sentence?

Neither/Nor Examples

  1. I neither speak Spanish nor understand it.
  2. He likes neither apples nor oranges.
  3. You neither know how to sing nor how to dance.
  4. Sean neither drives a car, nor does he have a car.
  5. My new dress is neither short nor long; it is the right length.
  6. Our teacher speaks neither loudly nor softly.

How do you use either and neither in sentences and give examples?

Either and neither are used in negative sentences to mean “too.” (1) I can’t come to the party. I can’t either. Neither can I.

Should I use either or both?

Either is used to speak only about one or the other of two elements; to select one out of two. Both is used to indicate the first and the second elements together.

Can I use either instead of both?

You might want to choose one of the objects or the other, but you cannot have the two of them together. For example: “You can either have cake for dessert, or ice cream.” When you are presenting the choice of two different things, you can use both words “either… or” – with each item after the two words.

How do you use neither?

We use neither of before pronouns and plural countable nouns which have a determiner (my, his, the) before them: Neither of us went to the concert. Neither of the birthday cards was suitable.

How do you use neither correctly?

Correct Use of Neither It’s kind of like a negative conjunction. But if you use neither, then make sure your sentence does not have any other negatives preceding it. If you prefer to use a negative, then you want to use either.

How do you use either?

Either is used when referring to a choice between two options. For example, “Either one deserves to win.” Or, “Either you leave, or I will phone the police.” It can also be used in a negative way, instead of the words also or too.

Do you say either neither?

Remember, neither is often used when both options are not acceptable. Either tends to be used in a positive way, when one option will be chosen. If you get confused with these two words, do not worry! People that have been brought up speaking English still get these wrong.

Do you say me either or neither?

Neither is grammatically correct. Both indicate agreement in response to something said by another speaker. “Me neither” indicates agreement with a negative statement; “me either” indicates agreement with a positive statement. “Me either” is almost exclusively an American expression.

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