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    Are these correct:

    1)
    -"Every day, you take the train or ride the bus to work"
    -"No. I don't take the train or ride the bus. I always take the train."

    2)
    -"Every day, you take the train or ride the bus to work."
    -"No. It is not true that I either take the train or ride the bus to work. I always take the train.

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    Re: negation

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Are these correct:

    1)
    -"Every day, you take the train or ride the bus to work"
    -"No. I don't take the train or ride the bus. I always take the train."

    2)
    -"Every day, you take the train or ride the bus to work."
    -"No. It is not true that I either take the train or ride the bus to work. I always take the train.
    They are both grammatically correct, but neither is terribly natural. When someone makes a misstatement, the other person may correct that statement, but will not usually repeat the incorrect part.

    I think it would be more natural to say:

    1. No, I always take the train.
    2. I never take the bus; I always take the train. :wink:

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