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  1. SunMoon's Avatar

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    Question Use of either...?

    I am writing about my current situation and I would say something like this:

    I am just moved from Italy to London and am looking for a new challenge in either UK or Europe.

    I am not sure about the use of either in this case, may be I have to write the sentence without either, like:

    I am just moved from Italy to London and am looking for a new challenge in UK or Europe

    ???

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    #2

    Re: Use of either...?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunMoon View Post
    I am writing about my current situation and I would say something like this:

    I am just moved from Italy to London and am looking for a new challenge in either UK or Europe.

    I am not sure about the use of either in this case, may be I have to write the sentence without either, like:

    I am just moved from Italy to London and am looking for a new challenge in UK or Europe

    ???
    As a native speaker, I think your sentence would sound better as

    I have just moved from Italy to London and am looking for a new challenge in either the UK or Europe.

    Buggles(not a teacher)
    Last edited by buggles; 22-Sep-2008 at 15:16. Reason: missing spaces

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    Talking Re: Use of either...?

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    As a native speaker, I think your sentence would sound better as

    I have just moved from Italy to London and am looking for a new challenge in either the UK or Europe.

    Buggles(not a teacher)

    As learner I can say THANK YOU and...

    I have just instead of I am just, sure, it is my mistake!

    Thank you again!

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    Question Re: Use of either...?

    There is not enough space for all the words in where I have to write this sentence. I would change it to:

    I havejust moved from Italy to London and am looking for a new challenge in theUK or Europe.

    I deleted either. Does it work yet?

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    Re: Use of either...?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunMoon View Post
    There is not enough space for all the words in where I have to write this sentence. I would change it to:

    I havejust moved from Italy to London and am looking for a new challenge in theUK or Europe.

    I deleted either. Does it work yet?
    Makes perfect sense to me with or without the "either", (but add a space between "have" and "just")


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    Re: Use of either...?

    So, Buggles, when shall we use "either" in that kind of sentences?

    I'm a spanish native speaker and we don't have any words like "either". In spanish I would normally say " in the UK or Europe."

    Does that word emphasise the sentence?

    Thanks :)

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    Re: Use of either...?

    In the UK, do you not consider the UK to be part of Europe? From over here, we do. I'm surprised by the use of "or."

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    Wink Re: Use of either...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Antigol View Post
    So, Buggles, when shall we use "either" in that kind of sentences?

    I'm a spanish native speaker and we don't have any words like "either". In spanish I would normally say " in the UK or Europe."

    Does that word emphasise the sentence?

    Thanks :)

    As a non native English, I think that you have to say

    I'm a native Spanish speaker (you can omit speaker)...

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    Smile Re: Use of either...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    In the UK, do you not consider the UK to be part of Europe? From over here, we do. I'm surprised by the use of "or."
    I used or because I want to say that I would like to find a new challenge in UK though I am available to relocate in the rest of Europe.

    Does it make sense to you?

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