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angel-girl1

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Hi,

Please, which one is correct?

You will have to take either biology or geology next semester.

You will either have to take biology or geology next semester.

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Both are acceptable. I prefer the first sentence.
 

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Pedants would argue that the second is incorrect, but I think most of use would agree with SV.
 

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Both are acceptable. I prefer the first sentence.
- Depends on who is being asked to accept them;-) If you are incline to find 2 acceptable, you obviously belong to that vast and growing majority of people who splurge out a few key words and leave it to the listeners to sort out the meaning. Pedant, moi:-?

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