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    either usage

    i dont know the correct way to use "either".any one help me plzz.in how many ways can i use it.

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    Re: either usage

    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com, bhuvaneshnick!

    Please refer to the following, and then come back here if you have specific problems.
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/search/?q=either

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    Re: either usage

    Welcome to the forums, bhuvaneshnik.

    I don't know the correct way to use "either". Can anyone help me, please? In how many ways can I use it?
    Please see my corrections to your post. It is important to follow the rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" and proper nouns (English, Shakespeare, London).
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Do not put a space after an opening quotation mark.
    - Do not put a space before a closing quotation mark.
    (emsr2d2)

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    #4

    Re: either usage

    Should the following be added into the above?
    - Put an apostrophe in a contraction (like "dont" in the original post).

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    #5

    Re: either usage

    If you wish.

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    #6

    Re: either usage

    Apostrophes are quite difficult to master, that's why I don't include them in my opt-repeated list of "rules". Generally, I just correct missing apostrophes in a quote, rather than try to add a long-winded explanation of them in the list.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: either usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com, bhuvaneshnick!

    Please refer to the following, and then come back here if you have specific problems.
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/search/?q=either

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    Thank you. Good answer.

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    Re: either usage

    Clicking on the "Thank" button can obviate the need for a new post saying "thank you", such is one of the many unwritten rules on this forum.

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