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  1. wotcha's Avatar
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    #1

    I don't like pears and/or apples. I like neither of pears and apples.

    1. I like neither pears not apples.

    2. I don't like either pears or apples.

    3. I don't like pears and apples.

    4. I don't like pears or apples.

    5. I don't like both pears and apples.


    Sentence 5 is different in meaning from others.

    Then, how about other sentences from 1 to 4?

    Are they all same in meaning?

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    #2

    Re: I don't like pears and/or apples. I like neither of pears and apples.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. I like neither pears not apples.

    2. I don't like either pears or apples.

    3. I don't like pears and apples.

    4. I don't like pears or apples.

    5. I don't like both pears and apples.


    Sentence 5 is different in meaning from others.

    Then, how about other sentences from 1 to 4?

    Are they all same in meaning?
    1. I like neither pears nor apples.
    2. OK
    3. OK
    4. OK
    5. Seems strange to me.

    They all basically say the same thing. Some would say "pears and apples" refers to a combination of the two, but I think that would be very rare.

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    #3

    Re: I don't like pears and/or apples. I like neither of pears and apples.

    With sentence 5, if you want to use "both pears and apples", I would start it with "I dislike".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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