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    Either vs. both

    Hello!


    Do you like vanilla or chocolate ice cream?

    A: I don't like either. (I don't like both.)
    B: I like both. (I like either.)

    As I see, we use 'either' in negative and 'both' in affirmative sentences. Is it a rule? If not, is there any rule, which explaines this? Thank you.

    BTW. 'I don't like both' would be correct, if e.g. I like each of them but not both at the same time on the same plate. That's not what I mean.

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    Re: Either vs. both


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    Re: Either vs. both

    NOT A TEACHER

    Here's a similar thread on WordReference I don't like either - WordReference Forums

    I hope it answers your question.

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