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    #1

    not... neither something

    Hello again. I hear someone say something like this, but I'm not sure about it.
    Is it correct?

    They don't want milk. They don't want cream and neither something. (or maybe either something)

    I don't know which one is correct.

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    Re: not... neither something

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs.Almost View Post
    Hello again. I hear someone say something like this, but I'm not sure about it.
    Is it correct?

    They don't want milk. They don't want cream and neither something. (or maybe either something)

    I don't know which one is correct.
    "Either" is correct, the negation is already there with "don't".

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    #3

    Re: not... neither something

    I'm not sure what your full sentence is.

    They don't want milk. They don't want cream or half-and-half either.

    The don't want milk, nor do they want cream or half-and-half.

    They want neither milk nor cream.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: not... neither something

    Hi, thank you so much for all the posts. They're helpful.
    This is what the man say, 'When people say they take the coffee black, what does that mean? They don't want milk. They don't want cream and either something.'

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    Re: not... neither something

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs.Almost View Post
    Hi, thank you so much for all the posts. They're helpful.
    This is what the man say, 'When people say they take the coffee black, what does that mean? They don't want milk. They don't want cream and either something.'
    "They don't want milk and they don't want cream either".

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