Either .... or

Either .... or


Either...or are also co-relating conjunctions and are used to join two words, phrases and clauses to denote a choice between two alternatives.

E.g. He is either simple or he pretends to be.

Or, They are either going to visit the zoo or go for a picnic.

Test your understanding - Choose the correct sentence from the pair of sentences given below

1
a. You must eat either the pasta or the pizza....both are good in this restaurant.
b. Either you must eat the pasta or the pizza....both are good in this restaurant.

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ANSWER: a. You must eat either the pasta or the pizza....both are good in this restaurant.



2.
a. Either Joan or Nancy will come to the party.
b. Joan or Nancy will either come to the party.

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ANSWER: a. Either Joan or Nancy will come to the party.



3.
a. Susan will decide to either pursue engineering or management for undergrad studies.
b. Susan will decide either to pursue engineering or to study management for undergrad studies.

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ANSWER: Susan will decide either to pursue engineering or to study management for undergrad studies.



4.
a. I enjoy watching either crime serials or X-Files every evening.
b. I enjoy watching either crime serials or X-Files every evening.

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ANSWER: a. I enjoy watching either crime serials or X-Files every evening.



5.
a. My uncle was either brilliance nor for being sympathetic.
b. She was known for neither her brilliance nor her sympathy.

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ANSWER: b. She was known neither for her brilliance nor for her sympathy.


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