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Can "either...or" be used for more than 2 options?

e.g: I will go either to Canada, U.S.A, England or Ireland next vaction.

- I will spend my money on either a new pair of shoes, jewelry or a new purse.

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Some purists dislike it, but many would use it. To avoid trouble, you could just drop 'either', which would make the sentences more accurate. Personally, I'd prefer them without. ;-)
 

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What Tdol said. :wink:

Drop the "either" if you are going to use more than two options.

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Andréa said:
Can "either...or" be used for more than 2 options?

e.g: I will go either to Canada, U.S.A, England or Ireland next vaction.

- I will spend my money on either a new pair of shoes, jewelry or a new purse.

Thank you.

I agree with the other two. I don't think one need be a purist to dislike "either/or" for multiple options. :wink:
 

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MikeNewYork said:
I don't think one need be a purist to dislike "either/or" for multiple options. :wink:

Though one is. :lol:
 
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