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    either or

    Hi,

    Please, which one is correct?

    You will have to take either biology or geology next semester.

    You will either have to take biology or geology next semester.

    Thanks.

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    Re: either or

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    Both are acceptable. I prefer the first sentence.

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    Re: either or

    Pedants would argue that the second is incorrect, but I think most of use would agree with SV.

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    Re: either or

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    Both are acceptable. I prefer the first sentence.
    - Depends on who is being asked to accept them If you are incline to find 2 acceptable, you obviously belong to that vast and growing majority of people who splurge out a few key words and leave it to the listeners to sort out the meaning. Pedant, moi

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