Either … or vs Neither … nor in English

Using either … or and neither … nor in english and example sentences;

Either … or vs Neither … nor in English

Using Either … or in English

Either refers to any one of the two things or people. Either is always considered singular in a sentence. Either… or is a correlative conjunction. We use either … or for connect things which are the same types, phrases, clauses or words.

Example Sentences;

  • Either he or she cooks dinner.
  • 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.
  • I’ll either write to you or phone you next week.

Using Neither … nor in English

      Neither is used as a conjunction. 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.
Example Sentences;

  • Neither Mark norhis wife is very tall.
  • My sister neither drinks nor smokes.
  • Neither my friends nor the bookstore has the book.
  • Neither the employees nor the boss was at work.
  • Neither Susan nor her friends are going to go to the party tonight.