Both, either and neither

July 7, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using both, either or neither.

1. I didn’t like ………………….. of these two dresses.

a) either

b) neither

c) both

2. I like …………………….. of these. Have you got another one?

a) either

b) neither

c) both

3. ………………….. of them have been invited.

a) Both

b) Either

c) Neither

4. I have invited ……………………. of them.

a) either

b) neither

c) both

5. I haven’t invited ………………….. of them.

a) either

b) neither

c) both

6. They were ………………… eager to hear the news.

a) either

b) neither

c) both

7. ………………… Martin and James are brilliant boys.

a) either

b) neither

c) both

8. ‘I know you don’t like me. I don’t like you ……………….’

a) either

b) neither

c) both

9. ………………… Martin nor James turned up today.

a) either

b) neither

c) both

10. She is ………………….. intelligent hardworking.

a) either

b) neither

c) both

Answers

1. I didn’t like either of these two dresses.

2. I like neither of these. Have you got another one?

3. Both of them have been invited.

4. I have invited neither / both of them. (Meanings are very different.)

5. I haven’t invited either of them.

6. They were both eager to hear the news.

7. Both Martin and James are brilliant boys.

8. ‘I know you don’t like me. I don’t like you either.

9. Neither Martin nor James turned up today.

10. She is neither intelligent nor hardworking.

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