Both, Either, Neither (English)

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We use both/either/neither to talk about two things or people.

- Rosemary has two children, both are married.
  (Rosemary mempunyai dua anak, keduanya telah menikah)
- Would you like tea or coffee? You can have either.
  (Kau mau teh atau kopi? Kau bisa mendapatkan salah satunya)

A: Do you want to go to the Cinema or the Theater?
B: Neither, I want to study at home. (Neither --> Not the cinema or the theater)
    (Tidak keduanya, saya ingin belajar di rumah)

Compare Either and Neither
Q: Would you like tea or coffee?
   - Either I don't mind
   - I don't want either => TRUE
   - Not I don't want either => FALSE
   - Neither

Both/Either/Neither + Noun
Both + Plural. Example: Both windows/books/children
Either/Neither + Singular. Example: Either/Neither window/book/child

- Last year I went to Paris and Rome. I liked both cities very much.
- First I worked in an office, and later in a ship. Neither job was very interesting.
- There are two ways from here to the station, you can go either way.

Both of.../Either of.../Neither of...

- Neither of my parents is English
- I like both of those pictures
- Both of them are married

Both ... and...
Example: Both the students and the teachers are happy.

Either... or...
Example: Either the student or the teachers are sad.

Neither... nor...
Example: Neither the nurses nor the doctor is here.

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