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    form England, Scotland and Ireland

    Which are correct with the given meanings:
    1-They were from England, Scotland or Ireland.
    2-They were either from England, Scotland or Ireland.
    3-They were from England, Scotland and Ireland.
    (Meaning: Some of them from England, some from Scotland and some from Ireland.)

    4-Two men from England and Ireland came here yesterday.

    (Meaning: Two men, one from England and one from Ireland, came here yesterday.)

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    Re: form England, Scotland and Ireland

    They all seem right to me.

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    #3

    Re: form England, Scotland and Ireland

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct with the given meanings:
    1-They were from England, Scotland or Ireland.
    2-They were either from England, Scotland or Ireland.
    3-They were from England, Scotland and Ireland.
    (Meaning: Some of them from England, some from Scotland and some from Ireland.)

    4-Two men from England and Ireland came here yesterday.

    (Meaning: Two men, one from England and one from Ireland, came here yesterday.)

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    1. Correct.
    2. In most uses, "either...or" is used for two options only (although there are exceptions). In this sentence "either" is not needed.
    3. Correct and understandable.
    4. This may be understood, but rephrasing the sentence would be better.

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    #4

    Re: form England, Scotland and Ireland

    Which are correct with the given meanings:
    1-They were from England, Scotland or Ireland.
    2-They were either from England, Scotland or Ireland.
    3-They were from England, Scotland and Ireland.
    (Meaning: Some of them were from England, some from Scotland and some from Ireland.)

    In my opinion, only #3 has the meaning you suggest.

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