Do the sentences have the same meaning ?If they have same meaning,the use of the word"either" seems somewhat redundant in this particular type of sentences as the meaning still remains intact after removing it.But if the meanings of these sentences are different, then the case could be different however.Can somebody explain this?

1 Answer 1


I think there's a nuance of difference.

"You can be a singer or a dancer."

doesn't seem to specifically exclude the possibility of being both.

"You can either be a singer or a dancer."

does, in my opinion, exclude that possibility.

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.