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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  08/OUT/2008 11:18 PM
Assunto:  Re: Either / neither...
 
Mensagem: 

The person isn't too old, neither too young.

The person isn't too old, either too young.
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As Dale masterfully explained already:


This person is neither too old nor too young.

neither...nor
either...or

You will either study tonight or study tomorrow morning.
You will either study either tonight or tomorrow morning.
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My twopence in a Portuguese fashion...


 

This person is neither too old nor too young.

neither...nor            (nem velha demais, nem tampouco jovem demais...na frase acima)
either...or                (ou..........ou - na frase abaixo)

 


You will either study either tonight or tomorrow morning.
Ou você estuda hoje à noite ou amanhã de manhã.
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USAGE OF EITHER

Your original constructions, could be reworded into these ones (generally speaking, you need two phrases):

Speaker A:That  person isn't too old.      (se você se refere a alguém quem está longe)
                  This person isn´t too old.       (se referindo a quem está perto)

Speaker B:  I am not either.    (note que EITHER é usado em orações negativas)

 

On the safe side, you can use (if you are speaker B)
                  I also am not.

 

 

 

I have an impression the use of "either" is more conversational, as in these above sentences.

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Let´s wait peer comments.

And, hope this helps.

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Either / neither  –  Jane S.  08/OUT/2008, 5:15 PM
Either / neither  –  LilBoyTeenager  08/OUT/2008, 6:14 PM
Either / neither  –  Dale/CR  08/OUT/2008, 7:51 PM
Either / neither  –  LilBoyTeenager  08/OUT/2008, 9:39 PM
 Re: Either / neither...  –  PPAULO  08/OUT/2008, 11:18 PM
Either / neither  –  Big mf brat  08/OUT/2008, 11:29 PM
Either / neither  –  PPAULO  08/OUT/2008, 11:51 PM
Either / neither  –  Dale/CR  09/OUT/2008, 1:47 AM
Either / neither  –  LilBoyTeenager  09/OUT/2008, 10:41 AM
Either / neither  –  I Diom  09/OUT/2008, 10:32 PM

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