Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Sepmre is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    364
    Post Thanks / Like

    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
    other."
    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?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Grumpy's Avatar
    Grumpy is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    840
    Post Thanks / Like

    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....

  3. #3
    probus's Avatar
    probus is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2,248
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.

  4. #4
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,167
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Help me with this expression

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

  5. #5
    Sepmre is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    364
    Post Thanks / Like

    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?

  6. #6
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,167
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Help me with this expression

    Either method. It's singular.

Similar Threads

  1. is this expression right?
    By paris 06 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Oct-2010, 14:31
  2. expression
    By azkad in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-May-2010, 09:27
  3. better expression
    By Hanka in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21-Jan-2007, 06:58
  4. expression
    By sallabis in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Jan-2007, 19:17
  5. expression?
    By Maddle in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-Jan-2007, 15:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •