How do you explain either and neither?

How do you explain either and neither?

When used as an adjective either means “one or the other of two people or things,” and neither means “not one or the other of two people or things.” In other words, neither means “not either.” The following example sentences show this use.

What is the rule for neither?

We use neither with a singular noun. We use neither of with a plural noun. We use a singular verb with neither and neither of. Neither day was suitable.

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

Neither, neither … nor and not … either

  1. Neither parent came to meet the teacher. (The mother didn’t come and the father didn’t come.)
  2. Neither dress fitted her. (There were two dresses and not one of them fitted her.)
  3. Neither of us went to the concert.
  4. Neither of the birthday cards was suitable.

What is the rule for either?

The rule: always use the singular form of the verb in phrases and clauses that begin with either of and neither of, regardless of the number of the noun that follows. When it came to choosing between mango ice cream and Key lime pie, it was a win-win situation. Either of them is delicious!

How do you use either examples?

Either sentence example

  1. Either situation might be the case.
  2. You must either jump overboard into the sea or be slain with your own sword.
  3. He put a hand on either side of her.
  4. There was no insult on either side.
  5. It hasn’t been easy – for either of us.

What is either or in grammar?

1.Either / or – used in a sentence in the affirmative sense when referring to a choice between two possibilities. We can either eat now or after the show – it’s up to you. Neither / nor – used in a sentence in the negative sense when you want to say that two or more things are not true.

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.

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.

Where do you put either in a sentence?

The word either comes just before the part of the sentence that is different in the second half. You can see that like this: Leftover materials have to be (either) left behind to be destroyed (or) kept for your own personal use.