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    #1

    I don't think Jack will come today, ether does Amy.

    Hello

    This sentence, ' I don't think Jack will come today, either does Amy.' is not correct.
    So, when I correct it like ' I don't think Jack will come today, neither(nor) does Amy', I understand it means I don't think Jack will come today, and Amy think so, too.
    But, When I correct it like, ' I don't think Jack will come today, nor will Amy', I think it means I think Jack and Amy both will not come today.
    Which one is right understanding? Or can I use both according to the context?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: I don't think Jack will come today, ether does Amy.

    Your examples and descripions looks fine to me.

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    #3

    Re: I don't think Jack will come today, ether does Amy.

    Quote Originally Posted by yamamoto View Post
    Hello

    This sentence, ' I don't think Jack will come today, either does Amy.' is not correct.
    So, when I correct it like ' I don't think Jack will come today, neither(nor) does Amy', I understand it means I don't think Jack will come today, and Amy think so, too.
    But, When I correct it like, ' I don't think Jack will come today, nor will Amy', I think it means I think Jack and Amy both will not come today.
    Which one is right understanding? Or can I use both according to the context?

    Thanks in advance.
    Neither Jack nor Amy will come today.

    I don't think that either Jack or Amy will come today.

    Neither I nor Amy think Jack will come today.

    Stephen
    http://www.ieltsonly.co.uk

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