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    neither/either

    Hello

    Can I always use the reverse case with either or neither?

    You can park on either side.
    You can't park on neither side.

    The neither sentence sounds stange for me.

    Thanks in advance!

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    #2

    Re: neither/either

    Your second sentence is incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: neither/either

    How would you formulate the second sentence (using neither)?

    Neither can you park on the left side, nor on the right side

    Sounds complicated.

    You can't park here is without neither, but probably much better.

    Thanks

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    Re: neither/either

    If you can park on either side, then you can choose to park on the right or on the left. It is not natural to compose a sentence with 'neither' to describe this situation, though you could say this if you wished -

    Parking is forbidden on neither side.

    It sounds strange.

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    #5

    Re: neither/either

    What about "You can park on neither side".

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    #6

    Re: neither/either

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What about "You can park on neither side".
    That's fine, but it means the opposite of what virus appeared to want to say.

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    #7

    Re: neither/either

    I thought he wanted to say the opposite of "You can park on either side" using "neither".

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    #8

    Re: neither/either

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I thought he wanted to say the opposite of "You can park on either side" using "neither".
    If that is so, then you are, of course, right.

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