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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  15/SET/2013 11:44 PM
Assunto:  somebody else, pls?
 
Mensagem:  "You'll be in dire straits _______ you stay _______ run away."

Well, by the "rule" coming from this site:
Either … or is used to talk about a choice between two alternatives.


I understand that the above sentence isn´t about choice of alternatives.
Unless, of course, you deem staying or running away choices.  Yet I think as the end result is the same, the gaps would be filled by "wether-or".
Anyway, this comment is just a kick-off, I appreciate further comments on the subject.
By the way, a good question!


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
either... or VS whether...or  –  J  14/SET/2013, 1:52 PM
either... or VS whether...or  –  Teacher  14/SET/2013, 3:10 PM
either... or VS whether...or  –  J  14/SET/2013, 4:23 PM
somebody else, pls?  –  J  15/SET/2013, 9:46 PM
 somebody else, pls?  –  PPAULO  15/SET/2013, 11:44 PM
somebody else, pls?  –  PPAULO  15/SET/2013, 11:52 PM
somebody else, pls?  –  PPAULO  16/SET/2013, 12:13 AM
"whether...or..." VS "either...or..  –  J  16/SET/2013, 7:09 AM
"whether...or..." VS "either...or..  –  Thomas - USA  18/SET/2013, 10:52 PM

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