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    • Join Date: Dec 2008
    • Posts: 27
    #1

    either...or...

    Dear all,

    I have a question about the following sentence :

    "Either A or B failed to pass the exam."

    Does this mean that neither A nor B passed the exam?

    Or, is there any grammar errors in it?

    Please kindly help me with this and thank you very much. ^^


    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 2,886
    #2

    Re: either...or...

    One of them failed, but we do not know who.


    • Join Date: May 2008
    • Posts: 1,157
    #3

    Re: either...or...

    - Either A or B failed to pass the exam.
    If A passed the exam, B didn't. If B passed the exam, A didn't.

    - Neither A nor B passed the exam.
    A didn't pass the exam, and B didn't, either.
    Last edited by Daruma; 17-May-2009 at 01:29.

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