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    the position of 'at'

    Which of the followings sound natural to you, and why?

    i) He'll come either at two or three.
    ii) He'll come either at two or at three.
    iii) He'll come at either two or three.

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    Re: the position of 'at'

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    Which of the followings sound natural to you, and why?
    i) He'll come either at two or three.
    ii) He'll come either [at two] or [at three].
    iii) He'll come at [either two or three].
    ii and ii are fine, and mean the same. I don't like (i), because it doesn't parse so neatly, but many people use it.

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