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    Lightbulb either ... or position in parallel structure

    Are the following sentences both correct?

    "Air pollution may come either from the ocean as natural contaminants given off by sea life or from the internal combustion engines of automobile."


    "Air pollution may come from either the ocean as natural contaminants given off by sea life or the internal combustion engines of automobile."
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    Re: either ... or position in parallel structure

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Are the following sentences both correct?

    Air pollution may come either from the ocean as natural contaminants given off by sea life or from the internal combustion engines of automobiles.
    Use that one.

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    Re: either ... or position in parallel structure

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Use that one.
    Thanks.
    Is the following correct If we want to use the complete form without any ellipses :
    "Air pollutants may come from the ocean as natural contaminants given off by sea life, or air pollutants may come from the internal combustion engines of automobiles."

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    Re: either ... or position in parallel structure

    Use "they" instead of the second "air pollutants."

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