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    #1

    negative + either.... or

    Practical English Usage: 'I don't speak either French or German.'

    In what situation could you possibly use this sentence?
    What does is mean?

    I thought that 'either... or' is used when we are choosing between two (or more) things, but why would you have to choose when speaking about an apparent fact i.e. your language knowledge.

    However, trying to look at it from another point, it could mean the same thing as neither...nor.

    Can you clarify?

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    Re: negative + either.... or

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3m View Post
    However, trying to look at it from another point, it could mean the same thing as neither...nor.
    It does.

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