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    (Either) Jack or Mary

    Either Jack or Mary takes the prize.

    Is 'either' optional?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: (Either) Jack or Mary

    Not a teacher.
    The verb here is 'takes' so its subjects is clearly singular - one of the two people, so 'either' is optional.

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