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Do you want to know more about Both, Either, and Neither? Maybe you hear these words always. By using them, check this out and get some information about the usage and format in the sentences.

 

Meaning of Both

Both – used to refer to two people or things, regarded and identified together.

Example:

1. Romeo and Justin both went to the church. – (Noun + And + Noun + Both)

2. They both know why he’s here. – (Object Pronoun + Both)

3. She has invited both of them.- (Both of + Object Pronoun)

4. He hopes they like us both. – (Verb + Object Pronoun + Both)

 

Meaning of Nither

 

Either – used before the first of two (or occasionally more) alternatives that are being specified (the other being introduced by “or”).

Example:

1. He hasn’t written either of these letters. – (Either of + Determiner + Noun)

2. Either Sarah or Linda has to wake up early in the morning. – (Either + Noun + OR + Noun)

 

Meaning of Either

 

Neither – not the one nor the other of two people or things; not either.

Example:

1. Neither Jeff nor Jason loves to dance. – (Neither of + Noun + Nor + Noun)

2. Neither of his friends went to the market yesterday. – (Neither of + Determiner + Noun)

3. Neither of them is civilized.

 

To simplify them, you can quickly understand by using these implications.

Both      =>  this AND that
Either    =>  this OR that
Neither =>  NOT this and NOT that

 

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