459 – Both vs. Either vs. Neither – English Grammar Lesson

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For today’s English lesson, let’s check out how to use Both, either and neither. First, listen to this short story: There is going to be a big meeting in Chicago next week and we are trying to decide who we can send from the office. Both Jenny and Jack have too much work to do, so neither of them can go. That leaves us with either Tommy or Joe. I’d like to see both of them go, but it would be hard to get the ok from the boss for that. Well, maybe I should just go!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • Both guys will attend the meeting.
  • I saw both movies a long time ago.
  • Apples and oranges? Both are good, but I prefer oranges.
  • Both Jack and Tom will attend the meeting.
  • I enjoy both jogging and hiking.
  • I like to eat both apples and oranges.
  • Both of those guys will attend the meeting.
  • I saw both of the movies a long time ago.
  • Both of these cups belonged to my grandmother.
  • Both of you need to work a little harder.
  • I think both of them will attend the meeting.
  • Both of us wish you a very happy birthday.
  • Jack can’t swim and I can’t either.
  • Tommy doesn’t have Jenny’s phone number? I don’t either.
  • I talked to Joe and he isn’t going either.
  • Either Jack or Tom will attend the meeting.
  • I want to see either Casablanca or Titanic. They are my favorite movies.
  • According to the menu, we can have either ice cream, pie or cake for dessert.
  • We can either go shopping or see a movie.
  • We will either have to pay someone to repair this coffee maker or just find a new one.
  • The keys are either in your jacket pocket or you left them in the car.
  • Neither of you are working hard enough.
  • I think neither of them will attend the meeting.
  • Neither of us understood what he was talking about.
  • Neither Jack nor Tom will attend the meeting.
  • I enjoy neither jogging nor hiking.
  • I eat neither apples nor oranges.

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