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    Cool rather than/either or

    Hello!

    Are these sentences correct, please?

    -I'd rather leave than stay here. (would it be better to say: I would leave rather than stay here?).


    -I'll either call him on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (would it be better to say: I'll call him either on Tuesday or on Wednesday?).


    Thanks a lot
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    Re: rather than/either or

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Are these sentences correct, please?

    -I'd rather leave than stay here. (would it be better to say: I would leave rather than stay here?). No, it's not better.


    -I'll either call him on Tuesday or on Wednesday. (would it be better to say: I'll call him either on Tuesday or on Wednesday?. "I'll call him (on) either Tuesday or Wednesday."


    Thanks a lot
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    Cool Re: rather than/either or

    Thank you.

    What about: "you can either use this or that". Is either at the right place here?

    Cheers
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    Re: rather than/either or

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    What about: "you can either use this or that". Is either at the right place here?
    No.

    You can EITHER use this OR that........'use this' vs. 'that. X
    You can use EITHER this OR that.
    .......''this' vs. 'that'.

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    Re: rather than/either or

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    No.

    You can EITHER use this OR that........'use this' vs. 'that. X
    You can use EITHER this OR that.
    .......''this' vs. 'that'.
    Although it's redundant and fivejedjon's 2nd sentence is better, you can say "you can either use this or use that".

    This is a really good resource on parallelism: HOME

    If you scroll almost to the end, there's a section on either and neither.

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