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  1. Marceloatp's Avatar

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
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    #1

    Thumbs down either or neither ?

    I have this doubt:

    To say "I don't play football and my brother doesn't play it Either/or Neither ?

    Thank you very much !!!

    Regards !


  2. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    #2

    Re: either or neither ?

    Here's your n...either:

    My brother does not play it either.

    All the best.


    • Join Date: Sep 2005
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    #3

    Re: either or neither ?

    The correct answer is either because the sentence is negative. When the sentence is affirmative we use too


    best regards

  3. Casiopea's Avatar

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    #4

    Re: either or neither ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sara98 View Post
    The correct answer is either because the sentence is negative. When the sentence is affirmative we use too


    best regards
    Right. You wouldn't want to choose neither, a pairing of not + either, if the negative element n(ot) is already in the sentence, as it is here in our example:

    Ex: My brother does not play it either. <not + either => neither>
    Ex: My brother does not play it neither. <not + neither => not neither>

    All the best.


    • Join Date: Apr 2007
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    #5

    Re: either or neither ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marceloatp View Post
    I have this doubt:

    To say "I don't play football and my brother doesn't play it Either/or Neither ?

    Thank you very much !!!

    Regards !

    "I don't play football and my brother doesn't play it, either" in short:"Neither does my brother."
    "I play football and my brother plays football, too." in short:"So does my brother."
    Bye

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