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    #1

    Question either of them , neither of them

    Firstly let me say great thanks to those who always help us with our english questions. I greatly appreciate it.

    Here's my question.

    When someone asks you if you have a dvd player or a VTR player, and
    I don't have a dvd player nor a VTR player, can I reply with below sentences?

    1. I don't have either of them.
    2. I have neither of them.

    Thank you for your time and help.

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    Re: either of them , neither of them

    They're both acceptable - I'd guess '1' is slightly more common (and both would usually drop the 'of them'). Paradoxically, the bare word Neither is more common than either of those sentences.

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    #3

    Re: either of them , neither of them

    1. I don't have either of them.
    2. I have neither of them.
    Yep. Also:
    I don't have either one.
    I have neither one nor the other.
    What's a VTR player?


    ~R

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    Wink Re: either of them , neither of them

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
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    What's a VTR player?
    ...
    You mean you never used one of those old reel-to-reel Video Tape Recorders Ron?

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    #5

    Re: either of them , neither of them

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    You mean you never used one of those old reel-to-reel Video Tape Recorders Ron?

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    Actually, no.



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    Re: either of them , neither of them

    BobK and Ronbee, thank you for answering my questions!

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