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    Smile Correct use of 'either#

    Hello everybody,

    Usage of 'either' in the following example:


    I know for sure that either of my two friends is lying to me, but I do not know which one.


    Is either here correct to convey the following meaning?

    I know for sure that one of my two friends is lying to me, but I do not know which one.


    If not, why?


    Greetings from Germany

    Joern
    Last edited by Joern Matthias; 20-Oct-2013 at 11:05.

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    Re: Correct use of 'either#

    Quote Originally Posted by Joern Matthias View Post
    Hello everybody,

    Usage of 'either' in the following example:


    I know for sure that either of my two friends is lying to me, but I do not know which one.


    Is either here correct to convey the following meaning?

    I know for sure that one of my two friends is lying to me, but I do not know which one.


    If not, why?


    Greetings from Germany

    Joern
    Your use of "either" in that context is incorrect.

    I know one of my friends is lying to me - it's either Paul or Phil but I don't know which one.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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