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    Exclamation can i say 'We must decide either to build a new factory here or to buy one elsewhere?

    Why can't i say 'We must decide either to build a new factory here or to buy one elsewhere?
    Why not? Doesn't either mean: one or the other (of two)
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    Re: can i say 'We must decide either to build a new factory here or to buy one elsewh

    Who said you can't? It seems fine to me.

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    Re: can i say 'We must decide either to build a new factory here or to buy one elsewh

    It's a multiple question, a sentence only. So is A the best answer?
    We must decide ___ to build a new factory here or to buy one elsewhere.

    a. whether
    b. either
    c. neither
    d.or

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    Re: can i say 'We must decide either to build a new factory here or to buy one elsewh

    It's a bad test question. 'Whether' is the most likely answer in my opinion, but 'either' is possible. The context might be a board meeting. The chairman says:

    We must decide either to build a new factory here or to buy one elsewhere. What we cannot do is decide to do nothing.


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