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BOTH, EITHER, NONE
BOTH: used for two things, people, …affirmative sentences and plural verb. • Mary and Ann are both cousins. • Both of them are engineers. • Both (of the) chairs are taken.
BOTH …AND • BOTH … AND is used when something is true for two people, two things… Both my sister and my brother are doctors.
NEITHER OF: used for two people, two things, … Used in affirmative sentences. Sing/Pl verb Mary and Ann want to get a dog. Neither of them has/have had a pet before.
NEITHER…NOR: used when something is not true for two people or things, … The verb is usually singular. Neither Mary nor Jean likes tennis.
EITHER…OR: used when something is true for one of the two people, things, … Either she was too busy or she didn’t want to come. You can have either coffee or tea; choose which one you prefer.
NONE is used for more than two people, things … It is used in affirmative sentences and gives a negative meaning. It takes a singular or a plural verb. It expresses the idea of “not a single one. ” All my friends love hip hop. None of them like/likes pop. None of my friends called me on my birthday.
Translate • Ninguno de mis parientes vive en Barcelona. • Has conocido a mis hermanos? Si, he conocido a los dos, Juan y Pablo. • Ni a mi hijo ni a mi hija les gusta el rap. • Al final tuve que elegir: o mi trabajo o mi hobby. • Podíamos o volar o ir en tren.
• None of my relatives live/lives in Barcelona. • Have you ever met my brothers? Yes, I’ve met both, Juan and Pablo. • Neither my son nor my daughter likes rap. • In the end I had to choose: either my job or my hobby. • We could either fly or go by train.
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