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    Question Help me with this expression

    Hi,

    I would like to know if this expression "Either methodproduces calculated results typically within 10 V of each
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    grammaticaly is correct? and if so what it means?
    Infact i'm in trouble with "either" can it be used just by one element? does it make sense?

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    Re: Help me with this expression

    Please give more of the context in which this expression is used.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Help me with this expression

    It would be natural and unambiguous to say:

    "Each method produces calculated results typically within 10 V of the other."

    Alternatively one could say:

    "Both methods produce calculated results typically within 10 V of each other."

    Given that I have been able to work this out, logically I must admit that the "either" construction makes sense, but it is certainly muddy.

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    Re: Help me with this expression

    I don't think either is any more 'muddy' than each. I'd probably use both.

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    Re: Help me with this expression

    Thank you very much.
    Actually i would like to know if we have to use a plural element to make it have sense or it's ok even with a singolar elemet.
    "either method" or "either methods" wich one is correct?

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    Re: Help me with this expression

    Either method. It's singular.

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