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    Hi again...Thanks all right now...

    I can understand how we use these sentences...

    - I will complete my military service next year and so will my brother.
    - I couldn’t do my best and neither could he.

    But i can't know what will be used for this blank...

    - I have never been to New York and .................. my son.

    Pls help me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by satara42 View Post
    Hi again...Thanks all right now...

    I can understand how we use these sentences...

    - I will complete my military service next year and so will my brother.
    - I couldn’t do my best and neither could he.

    But i can't know what will be used for this blank...

    - I have never been to New York and .................. my son.

    Pls help me...
    The full expanded sentence would be:
    "I have never been to New York, and my son has never been to New York either."

    'Either' becomes 'neither', and the subject and verb are inverted because of the negative:
    "I have never been to New York, and NEITHER HAS MY SON (ever been to New York)."

    The part in brackets is perfectly OK, but would normally be used only for emphasis.

    Compare the sentence with this one, which has the same meaning:
    "Neither my son nor I have ever been to New York."

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    Thank you very much Coffa!! But i have a new question again..is this sentence right?...

    "Neither I nor my son has ever been to New York."

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