There are more Google matches for the first sentence, but the last one sounds better to me. Which one is correct?

  • 1
    I agree with Google. "a isn't bad, and b isn't bad either" sounds fine to me but making it neither doesn't work. Nov 16, 2011 at 5:10

1 Answer 1


Don't use no double negatives, as a general case. While the use of "not bad, either" is a bit on the informal side, in order to maintain proper logical sense, if you wish to use "neither", you must not use "not."


The food was good. The drink was also good.


The food was good; the drink was not bad, either.


Neither the food nor the drink was bad.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.