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    #1

    either or

    Bo doesn't like apple and banana.

    Can I say :

    1. Bo likes neither apple nor banana. or
    2. Bo does not like either apple or banana.

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    #2

    Re: either or

    Not a teacher:

    I believe:

    1. Bo likes (affirmative verb) + neither apples nor bananas. (neg.) Ok.

    2. Bo does not like (negative verb) + either apple or banana. (aff.) Ok.

    Hoping for further opiniuons,

    M.

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    #3

    Re: either or

    1. Bo likes neither apples nor bananas.
    2. Bo does not like (either) apples or bananas.

    Both are fine.

    In normal speech, #2 is probably more common. We often do not bother with 'either'.

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