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    Usage of Either

    Within these three sentences, which one/ones are correct?

    1. Either you change your hair or your perspectives;

    2. Or either you change your hair or either you change your perspectives;

    3. Or either you change your hair or your perspectives.

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    Re: Usage of Either

    Welcome to the forum.

    Only #1 is correct, but it should end with a full stop (period).

    In what context do you want to use this sentence?

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    #3

    Re: Usage of Either

    Quote Originally Posted by LucasEduardo View Post
    Within these three sentences, which one/ones are correct?

    1. Either you change your hair or your perspectives.

    2. Either you change your hair or either you change your perspectives.

    3. Either you change your hair or your perspectives.
    Try not to put anything in a sentence that doesn't belong there. There are all correct now.
    I can't see any difference between 1 and 3, unless you did mean "Or either you change your hair ..."
    I think you mean 'attitude'.
    Your first sentence is grammatically correct, but doesn't make much sense.

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    Re: Usage of Either

    This pedant would write:


    You change either your hair or your attitude.
    Either you change your hair or you change your attitude.


    I prefer the first.

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