GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY www.aprendeinglesenleganes.com EITHER/OR - NEITHER/NOR EITHER /OR used when referring to a choice between two possibilities. Examples : We can either eat now or after the show. Either Tom or Henry has lost the book. ________________________________________________________ NEITHER /NOR used when referring to the fact that two or more things are not true. Examples: She speaks neither English nor French. Chris wasn’t at the meeting and neither was her assistant. Neither Chris nor her assistant was at the meeting. Singular or Plural? Singular If both subjects are singular , the verb is singular too. Examples: Either the father or the mother has to attend the meeting. (Father and mother are singular so the verb “has” is singular too.) Neither Sally nor Nancy is going to write the report. (Sally and Nancy are singular , so the verb “is” is singular too.) Plural If one subject is plural , the verb is plural too. Examples: Either Sue or the girls are going to prepare dinner tonight. (The girls is plural , so the verb ”are” is plural too.) Neither the teacher nor the students were in the classroom. (The students is plural , so the verb “were” is plural too.) GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY www.aprendeinglesenleganes.com EITHER/OR - NEITHER/NOR TEST - SINGULAR vs PLURAL 1. Neither Jeremy nor Sam ______in the shop. 2. Neither the brushes nor the paints ____on the tables. 3. Either an apple or a banana ____ in the bag. 4. Either Mary or her parents ____ going to pay the bill. 5. Neither John nor Anthony ____ arrived yet. EITHER/OR - NEITHER/NOR TEST 1. I have _____ a pencil ___ a pen. 2. I don't have ____a Facebook ___ a Twitter account. 3. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know ______. 4. I don’t know what to do. ______do I. 5. I don’t know what to do. Me ____.
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