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Either or Neither in sentence with another negative

I am writing something where I want to say the following: I have never visited either Scotland (n)or England. I couldn't find information about this on either this site (n)or any other site on ...
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Either…and…or? Either…or…or?

"Use the installation wizard to choose between either a and b, or to install both of them simultaneously." or is it "Use the installation wizard to choose between either a or b, or to install both of ...
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What do they mean by “I’m good either night”

Let me know if Thursday or Friday for Miami spice works or not. “I’m good either night”
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'the eigenvalues of A are either 0 or 1 or both'. Does that mean Both 0 and 1 are possible?

I was asked the following question in a National level exam whose answer will be 'the eigenvalues of A are either 0 or 1 or both'. But one option which reads the eigenvalues of A are either 0 or 1 ...
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Neither L nor S lives in either A or B, What is your inference regarding this sentence?

Can "Neither Nor" and "Either Or" appear in the same sentence? If yes, what is your inference regarding the sentence below? "Neither L nor S lives in either A or B" The answer my friend thinks is "...
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Ellipsis of “either” in the mentioned complex sentence?

It seems that in the following sentence one "either" is omitted where I put [*]. There is a crucial difference between an act of communication either being reasonably offered or taken as conveying ...
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Use of Either… or, or, and or in English

Can I say "A test comprises an equal number of items concerned with either prospective or retrospective, long-term or short-term, and self-cued or environmentally-cued memory subscales"?
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either or both A and B vs. either or both A or B

When using the phrase "either or both", should we use "and" or "or" for the items coming thereafter? or maybe "and/or"? Example: It must have something to do with either or both external ...
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Is mixed tenses in Either … Or … correlative conjunction allowed?

I came across this sentence "They wouldn’t have let the horse go, so either it escaped or they’re dead. " from a synopsis of a tv show. Link: http://undeadwalking.com/2017/07/02/fear-walking-dead-...
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“Either” in a positive sentence

You have either betrayed me or you have thought of doing it. Either you have betrayed me or you have thought of doing it. Which of these two sentences is correct?
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“can either lead to X or Y” vs. “can lead to either X or Y”: which is correct?

Which is correct? This degree of freedom in design can either lead to energy efficiency or better space utilization of room, or both. This degree of freedom in design can lead to either energy ...
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“No question of”,paired with “either/or”

Even after reviewing other "either/or" questions in relation to a negative preceding them, the negatives themselves being almost exclusively verbs, I am still a bit conflicted about the following ...
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Do comparisons make up a special case for understanding either/or as a logical operator?

This question was prompted by a friend who is a fluent speaker of English but not a native one. Consider the following cases: I either eat the apple or the orange. I eat: apple XOR orange. I eat ...
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Either/Or Usage

I want to know how I should use "Either/Or" when the clauses are of different grammatical forms. For example, in: The click is either followed by no further clicks for 30 seconds or the last click ...
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My usual doubts about “Either… or” meaning! [closed]

I've been asked to submit a proposal for a project "by outlining it in either a) a Logframe or b) a Theory of Change model". Does the sentence mean I have to choose between a) and b), or does it mean ...
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Either, neither — none of them? [closed]

''And they don't seek pleasure either.'' ''And they don't seek pleasure neither.'' Which of this sentences is correct? Or are both of them incorrect and I should retort with something like: ''Nor ...
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How to interpret confusing statements involving either/or/not? [duplicate]

I have a simple problem basically I am unable to understand the meaning of some questions involving or/not, and using comma with and. I have the following questions:- 1.Whats the meaning of, say , ...
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What is the exact meaning of “A can never be better than either B or C”

I want to say that A can never be better than the better one of B and C, i.e., A must be worse than B or C. Do the following sentences have the same and correct meaning? A can never be better than ...
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“Don't be safe, nor sorry”

Recently, I saw this statement on a poster: "Don't be safe, nor sorry". I felt that it was not correct and should be: "Don't be safe or sorry". Am I right? Here's a photo I took at the shop (in case ...
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Neither vs either in a negative statement [duplicate]

Is it correct to say: A: You can't say a word to anyone. B: Yes, but you can't say a word to anyone either. or A: You can't say a word to anyone. B:You can't say a word to anyone neither. Neither ...