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    #1

    "Can either of you speaking Spanish?"

    You can use both of / neither of / either of + us/you/them:

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    (talking to two people) Can either of you speaking Spanish?

    Both / both of......neither / neither of......either / either of !!!!
    Shouldn't the above question be constructed"Can either of you speak Spanish?"?

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    #2

    Re: "Can either of you speaking Spanish?"

    Yes.

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    Re: "Can either of you speaking Spanish?"

    But, if this is something you heard, it may have been a rather rare but acceptable usage:
    "Can either of you speak in Spanish?"

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