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EITHER EITHER...OR NEITHER NEITHER...

NOR BOTH ALL NONE

jedan ili drugi/bilo koji od 2 ili jedan ili drugi ni jedan od 2 ni... niti oba/obe (2) svi (vie od 2) ni jedan (vie od 2)

'Either or' is used in sentences in a positive sense meaning "one or the other, this or that, he or she, etc." Verb conjugation
depends on the subject (singular or plural) closest to the conjugated verb. Either Peter or the girls need to attend the course. (second subject plural) Either Jane or Matt is going to visit next weekend. (second subject singular)

Neither nor
'Neither nor' is used in sentences in a negative sense meaning "not this one nor the other, not this nor that, not he nor she, etc.". Verb conjugation depends on the subject (singular or plural) closest to the conjugated verb. in neither ... nor constructions, the verb should always agree with the noun nearest it. Examples: Neither Frank nor Lilly lives in Dalas. (second subject singular) Neither Alex nor my other friends care about their future. (second subject plural)

Neither/none + positive verb


Neither Frank nor Lilly doesnt live in Dalas. live Neither of them cant help us. can help us None of them wont come. None of them will come

None + plural
"The children are all sitting at the table, but none are eating their lunch."

Exercise
I Choose the proper response:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. He doesn't like ________________ one of those bands. either/ neither/ nor Neither my brother ________________ my mother knows about this. nor/ neither/ or He didn't come to the party, and his brother didn't come ________________. neither/ nor/ either ________ (one) of the girls knows how to dance. ( = Both girls are bad dancers) Either/ Neither/ Nor The teacher was disappointed that ____________ of the students knew the answer. All/Neither/None He ________________ has a cat or a dog. I can't remember. neither/ too/ either Neither my brother ________________ ready to go. nor his friends are/ nor his friends is/ or his friends is He was not angry, ________________ did he insult me. ( = he didn't insult me either) nor/ neither/ either I'm thinking of traveling to either Argentina ________________ Brazil. either/ or/ nor I'm not a big fan of that writer, and ________________ is my father. too/ either/ neither _______________ of the two sisters could attend their cousin's wedding. All/Neither/None ____ were ill so they stayed at home instead of going to school. Both/Either/Neither I didn't like ____ of the choices. both/either/neither I couldn't decide between them - I liked them ___. both/either/neither _____ Yuko nor Hiromi turned up today. Both/Either/Neither You can take ____ the 38 bus or the 341 to get to town. both/either/neither I don't think much of ____ of the candidates. both/either/neither I called ___ of them and left messages as they didn't answer. both/either/neither Would you like red or white wine? Both will do for me./Either will do for me. I took the test twice and failed ____ times. both/either/neither _____________ of her relatives wanted to go to the wedding. All/Neither/None

key
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. EITHER (DOESNT) NOR EITHER (DIDNT) NEITHER NONE NEITHER 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. NOR HIS FRIENDS ARE NEITHER OR NEITHER NEITHER BOTH 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. EITHER (DIDNT) BOTH NEITHER (NOR) EITHER EITHER 18. 19. 20. 21. BOTH EITHER BOTH NONE

II Both / both of / neither / neither of / either / either of


1. 'Do you want tea or coffee? ' _________, I really dont mind.' 2. 'What day is it today - the 18th or the 19th?' _________ , Its the 20th,' 3. 'There are two sandwiches here; which one shall I take? 'Oh, take _________ .' 4. I asked two people the way to the station but _________ them could help me. 5. 'When shall I phone you, morning or afternoon?' _________, Ill be in all day.' 6. 'Wheres Kate? Is she at work or at home?' _________ , she's away on holiday.' 7. To get to the town centre you can go along the footpath by the river or you can go along the road. You can go _________ way. 8. I tried twice to phone George but _________ times he was out. 9. _________ Tom's parents is English. His father is Polish and his mother is Italian. 10. I was invited to two parties last week but I didn't go to _________ them 11. Sarah and I play tennis together regularly but _________ us can play very well. 12. I tried two bookshops for the book I wanted but _________ them had it. 13. There were two windows in the room. It was very warm, so I opened _________ them.

key
1. 2. 3. 4. EITHER NEITHER EITHER NEITHER OF 5. 6. 7. 8. EITHER NEITHER EITHER BOTH 9. 10. 11. 12. NEITHER OF EITHER OF NEITHER OF NEITHER OF 13. BOTH OF

III Complete the dialogue with: neither, either, both, nor, or


Teacher: Has . of you finished the project? Jill: Im sorry. Neither Peter . I have finished yet. . of us have had some trouble. Teacher: Trouble? . of you mentioned any trouble to me. Peter: Well, the book that we need is either lost .. out of the library.

key:

EITHER/NOR/BOTH/NEITHER/OR

IV both/either/or/neither/nor/and/so
I have two daughters; their names are Phoebe and Hannah. They wake me up very early in the morning. 1 ______ Phoebe 2______ Hannah wants to stay in bed after 6.30 am. 3______ Phoebe 4 ______ Hannah like to dress themselves, even if they find it difficult to tie up their shoes. During the morning the children play with their toys and put them everywhere in their room. But Phoebe doesn't put them back in the chest, Hannah doesn't 5______. At lunch Phoebe refuses to eat vegetables and 6 ______ does Hannah. In the afternoon 7______ Phoebe 8______ Hannah ask me to go to the park. Two hours later 9______ Phoebe 10 ______ Hannah wants to leave the park. They don't want to stop playing. In the evening the girls 11 ______ have a bath 12______ a shower. When it is time to go to bed Phoebe disappears, 13______ does Hannah. But I manage to put them to bed at 8.00. At last I can have a rest. I can 14______ read a book 15 ______ watch television. Phoebe and Hannah are twins, they are four and they make me very happy.

key
1. NEITHER 2. NOR 3 .BOTH 4. AND 5. EITHER 6. SO 7. BOTH 8.AND 9. NEITHER 10. NOR 11. EITHER 12.OR 13. SO 14. EITHER 15. OR