[Grammar] "I either" or "either I" in "And I either make her breakfast or she makes it for me"?

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"I either" or "either I" in "And I either make her breakfast or she makes it for me"?

And I either make her breakfast or she makes it for me.
Jay Maurer, Focus on Grammar, page 23


Shouldn't it be:
And either I make her breakfast or she makes it for me.
 
Re: "I either" or "either I" in "And I either make her breakfast or she makes it for

Yes.

What grammatical point was the author making in the first sentence?
 
Re: "I either" or "either I" in "And I either make her breakfast or she makes it for

Yes.

What grammatical point was the author making in the first sentence?
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Re: "I either" or "either I" in "And I either make her breakfast or she makes it for

Good question!

It's wrong, but it the statement is understandable and not a big deal.

When you start with "I either," the "or" you follow it with should be about you:

I either do this or I do that.

And that's not what the writer did there. By changing it to "Either I," the "or" would refer to someone or something else:

Either I will or she will.


And that's really what the writer meant.

Sometimes the either can mean the same thing on either side:

Either I will or I won't.
I either will or won't.
 
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