LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||25/SET/2005 6:11 PM|
|Assunto:||both and either|
Now I am the one who got confused! Take a look at the following definitions:
1. one and the other of two = both = each
2. one or the other of two
1. one and the other of two
The problem is that either has two meanings, and one of the meanings is a synonym of both.
There are trees on both sides of the street.
It means that there are trees on one side and on the other side.
There are trees on either side of the street.
Although either could mean "one or the other", I would tend to say that, in this case, it means each, both. Let's see what native speakers have to say about this.
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