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    #1

    either of/neither

    Hi everyone,

    Are these sentences correct?

    Thank you.

    1. There were two windows in the room so I opened both windows.
    2. There were two windows in the room so I opened both of them.
    3. There were two windows in the room so I opened both the windows.

    1. I tried two shops but neither had what I wanted.
    2. I tried two shops but neither of them had what I wanted.
    3. I tried two shops but neither shop had what I wanted.

    1. We can leave either today or tomorrow.
    2. We can either leave today or tomorrow.

    1. I bought two books, but I didn't read either of them.
    2. I bought two books, but I didn't read either.

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    #2

    Re: either of/neither

    Yes, they are. In your first #3, there is an implied "of" after "both".

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    #3

    Re: either of/neither

    The ones which contain repetitions of 'windows' and 'shop' are stylistically inferior to the others.

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