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    #1

    don't like either (of them)

    Hi,

    A: Which cars do you like?’
    B: I don't like either of them. / I like neither of them.

    Can I omit 'of them' after 'either' and 'neither' if the sentence and meaning is clear?

    A: Which cars do you like?’
    B: I don't like either. / I like neither.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: don't like either (of them)

    In order for the answer to include "either" or "neither", the person would have to be given a choice between only two. In that case, the question would be "Which car do you like?" or "Which one do you like?"

    Two people are looking at a red Fiesta and a blue Clio.

    A: Which car/one do you like?
    B: I don't like either of them.
    B: I like neither of them.
    B: I don't like either one.
    B: I like neither one.
    B: I don't like either.
    B: I like neither.

    The first response, "I don't like either of them" is the most likely in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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