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Autor:  Tiago
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  25/SET/2005 4:53 PM
Assunto:  both and either
 
Mensagem:  I think there is a difference in meaning. See:

There are three on either side of the street.

In this case, either means each (cada). It means that there are three on one side, and three on the other side, totalling six.

There are three on both sides of the street.
It means that the sum is three. For example, there could be one on one side, and two on the other side.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
both and either  –  Hellen Keller  25/SET/2005, 4:45 PM
 both and either  –  Tiago  25/SET/2005, 4:53 PM
both and either  –  Tiago  25/SET/2005, 4:59 PM
both and either  –  Heller Keller  25/SET/2005, 5:09 PM
both and either  –  Tiago  25/SET/2005, 5:19 PM
both and either  –  Hellen Keller  25/SET/2005, 5:28 PM
both and either  –  Tiago  25/SET/2005, 6:11 PM
both and either  –  Tom  25/SET/2005, 6:54 PM
both and either  –  Dale/RS  25/SET/2005, 7:01 PM
both and either  –  Tiago  25/SET/2005, 7:04 PM
both and either  –  MARCO  25/SET/2005, 9:55 PM

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