11 Example Sentences with Either … or, Neither … nor, Both … and
|Either … or|
|Either… or is a correlative conjunction. We use either … or for connect things which are the same types, phrases, clauses or words.|
•Either Mark or Samuel will go.
•You can either come with me now or walk home.
•They don’t have enough time. They can either have breakfast or have a shower.
•You can either call me at home or the office.
|Neither … nor|
|This structure, “neither … nor”, is used to connect the same kind of word or phrase in the sentence. Neither makes a negative statement about two people or things.|
•Neither Mark nor his wife is very tall.
•Neither my friends nor the bookstore has the book.
• Neither the employees nor the boss was at work.
•last week is a dentist.
|Both … and|
|Both … and refers to two things or people together. It is always considered plural in a sentence.|
Both is paired with and to add emphasis to two coordinated elements in a sentence.
•You can be both mother and business woman.
•Both Alice and Susan have to comply with the rules.
•I used to like playing both football and basketball when I was young.