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    Are sentences correct?

    Dear Teacher

    1. Any of the two books is useful.
    2. Either of the two books is useful.
    3. Either book is useful.

    Are the above sentences correct?

    Thank you very much.

    Merry Xmas to you.

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    Re: Are sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Dear Teacher

    1. Any of the two books is useful.
    2. Either of the two books is useful.
    3. Either book is useful.

    Are the above sentences correct?

    Thank you very much.

    Merry Xmas to you.
    Yes, they are correct. Merry Xmas to you, too!

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    Re: Are sentences correct?

    I would not use the word any if there were only two choices.

    I would say: "Each of the two books is useful," or your sentences numbers 2 & 3.

    Using either implies that you will use one or the other.

    Using each implies that you can use one, the other, or both.

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