either/neither

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Hi

Q1)

regarding the following examples:

1- he didn't remember, neither did I


2- the struggle did not end, nor was it any less diminished

can we switch between nor and neither in these examples , if yes then this means we can switch between neither and nor in introducing a negative statement , right? if so which is formal and which is informal?


note: i know that we can't switch between them in a sentence like:i like neither cats nor dogs - and in a sentence like:neither sides of the brain are dominant

Q2)

in using either or neither + of

like in these examples:

-Neither of them is interested in your project

-Either of you has broken my coffee cups

-Either of these rooms will serve me as a study

-Neither of my sisters is abroad


do we must talk about just two things,persons or about 2 or more things,persons using either or neither + of?

sorry for the long question ,, and many many thanks in advance.

asked Aug 14 '11 at 13:12 Yousef Haddad New member

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1 looks okay to me.

 

2 looks okay also. I don't think you would want to use "nor" before "neither," if that is your question.

 

i like neither cats nor dogs (okay)

 

neither sides of the brain are dominant

should be

neither side [of the brain] is dominant

 

You would use "either" or "neither" for two individuals, items, or groups.

 

You would use "some," "any," "all," or "none" (not a complete list) for multiple individuals, items, or groups. 

 

I hope that answered all your questions.

link answered Aug 15 '11 at 22:39 Joe Douglas Trent Contributor

jee thanks mate that was all good =) Yousef HaddadAug 16 '11 at 15:10

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