How do I teach either and neither?
The easiest way for students to figure out which term to use is to look for a negative word in the sentence (usually “not”). If there is a negative word, use either. If not, use neither. Tell them to think of the first letter “n” in neither as replacing “not” or “never.”
How do you use either neither and both?
The table below explains either, neither and both, and the rules for what should follow them….Either, neither, both (examples, how to use)
|Either, neither, both|
|We use either, neither and both when we are talking about two things.|
|We use of before the pronouns us, you, them.||both of us, both of you, either of them, neither of them, etc.|
What is both and neither?
We use both, either and neither to talk about two things or people. both= A and B (the two things or people) either= A or B (one thing/person or the other thing/person) neither= not A and not B (zero out of two things or people)
How do you explain either neither?
In most cases, neither means “not either.” When used as an adjective either means “one or the other of two people or things,” and neither means “not one or the other of two people or things.” In other words, neither means “not either.” The following example sentences show this use.
How do you use either and neither in sentences and give examples?
Either and neither used on their own can also mean ‘one or the other’, ‘whichever of the two’ / ‘not this one and not the other one’, or ‘not one of the two’: There are boats on either side of the river. There are boats on both sides of the river. Neither of my daughters is single.
What is the difference between me either and Me neither?
Neither is grammatically correct. Both indicate agreement in response to something said by another speaker. “Me neither” indicates agreement with a negative statement; “me either” indicates agreement with a positive statement. “Me either” is almost exclusively an American expression.
What is the rule of neither?
Neither allows us to make a negative statement about two people or things at the same time. Neither goes before singular countable nouns. We use it to say ‘not either’ in relation to two things. Neither can be pronounced /ˈnaɪðə(r)/ or /ˈni:ðə(r)/.
How do we use neither?
How do you use neither?
Neither is usually used with a singular verb, as in “Neither one is here.” But sometimes, especially when a prepositional phrase with a plural in it comes between neither and the verb, a plural verb is used, as in “Neither of those are going to work.”
How do you use neither correctly?
How do you use neither in a sentence?
Some other examples of neither being used correctly are: We have two dogs, neither one can sit. Jenny didn’t go to the park, neither did Jane. Neither Ben nor Max will talk to the other.
How do we use both?
We use both to refer to two things or people together: Both those chairs are occupied, I’m afraid. (The two chairs are occupied.) Are both your parents going to Chile? (Are your mother and father going to Chile?)
How do you use the word both in a sentence?
Both sentence example
- I liked them both very much.
- It was both relaxing and exciting.
- They both care a lot.
- If it had been for both of them, they would have invited some of her friends – like Katie and Bill.
- Both Sarah and Tammy were watching her.
- Both passed the examination successfully.
What is neither example?
Neither, both are terrible.” Meaning, I do not want to do either option. Some other examples of neither being used correctly are: We have two dogs, neither one can sit. Jenny didn’t go to the park, neither did Jane. Neither Ben nor Max will talk to the other.
How do you use both and?
We use both … and to emphasise the link between two things. This makes a stronger connection than and alone: Both Britain and France agree on the treaty. (stronger link than Britain and France agree on the treaty.)
What neither means?
adjective. not either; not the one or the other: Neither statement is true. pronoun. not either; not one person or the other; not one thing or the other: Neither of the suggestions will do.
When to use both and and not only but also?
BOTH A AND B: verbs always take the plural forms….NOT ONLY A BUT ALSO B: The verb agrees with the noun that is closer to it.
- Not only Tom but also Harry has got 10 on the test.
- I not only work hard but also play hard.
- She is interested in not only Math but also Science.
What is an example of neither?
Neither, both are terrible.” Meaning, I do not want to do either option. Some other examples of neither being used correctly are: We have two dogs, neither one can sit. Jenny didn’t go to the park, neither did Jane.