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    #1

    either two posibilities

    "She's either going to go there or tell him to come over."

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    "She's going either to go there or tell him to come over."

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    "She's going to go there or tell him to come over."

    Which one is correct?
    Last edited by ostap77; 05-Mar-2011 at 15:06.

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    #2

    Re: either two posibilities

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    1. "She's either going to go there or tell him to come over."
    2. "She's going either to go there or tell him to come over."
    3. "She's going to go there or tell him to come over."
    A pedant might demand to in front of tell him in #1 and #2.
    Even better in some ways is: She's going to either go there or tell him to come over. Unfortunately, this has a split infinitive, which will upset some.

    If you forget the pedants, all three are acceptable. #1 and #2 draw attention to the choice more strongly.

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    Re: either two posibilities

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    A pedant might demand to in front of tell him in #1 and #2.
    Even better in some ways is: She's going to either go there or tell him to come over. Unfortunately, this has a split infinitive, which will upset some.

    If you forget the pedants, all three are acceptable. #1 and #2 draw attention to the choice more strongly.
    I guess #1 is even better since we can easily contract "going to" in conversation.?

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