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  1. deeppra's Avatar
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    #1

    Question any or either

    Dear Members,

    If I have to ask two persons that one of them can start a project which one of the below is a correct sentence:

    Any of you can start the project or
    Either of you can start the project

    Please also mention why other sentence is wrong.

    Best Regards,
    Pradeep

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    #2

    Re: any or either

    Either is right.

    [I am not a teacher]

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    #3

    Re: any or either

    If you had three people, then "Any of you can start the project" would work. With only two, you want "Either," as M says.

    {not a teacher}


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    #4

    Re: any or either

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    <any>
    any one of the people or things in a group
    ▪ She asked if there were any present who needed assistance.
    ▪ The movie's opening scene is as powerful as any I've ever watched.
    + of
    ▪ Any of them could answer the question.
    ▪ He is taller than any of the other boys.

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    <either>
    the one or the other
    ▪ Either (of the two answers) is correct. [=both answers are correct]
    ▪ I don't think that either of the two answers is correct. = Of the two answers, I don't think that either is correct.
    ▪ I don't like either of the answers. [=I like neither of the answers]
    ▪ I haven't written to either of my parents.
    ▪ French and English are closer to each other than either (of the two languages) is to Chinese.


    I hope this helps.

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    #5

    Re: any or either

    thanks for taking out time. Regards

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