neither

neither | either + of + PLURAL NOUN PHRASE

‘Either’ can mean “the one or the other.” ‘Neither’ can mean “not the one and not the other” or “not either.” C1 English Grammar Profile point 63 in DETERMINERS/quantity is defined as: ‘either’ and ‘neither’ + ‘of’ with plural noun phrases or pronouns. For example: Neither of these men is Chaney. (note the subject-verb agreement!) listen I don’t think …

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NEGATIVE CLAUSE + nor | neither

Here are two overlapping C2 grammar points in the English Grammar Profile. Point 129 in CLAUSES/coordinated is defined as: combine a negative clause with an inverted clause with ‘nor’, to give focus. Point 25 in CONJUNCTIONS/coordinating is defined as: ‘Neither’ or ‘Nor’ + inverted auxiliary or ‘be’ + subject to add to a previous related …

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each | either | enough | neither | several

B2 English Grammar Profile point 89 in the category of PRONOUNS/  quantity is defined as: ‘each’, ‘either’, ‘enough’, ‘neither’, ‘several’ as subject and object pronouns. Two examples from PELIC B2/C1 students: subject pronoun object pronoun Although these vocabulary items are easy to find, they usually are not acting as subjects or objects.  This makes finding …

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‘either’ | ‘neither’ + singular noun

At B1 in the English Vocabulary Profile, ‘either’ is listed as: PRONOUN; DETERMINER: One of two people or things when it is not important which At B2 ‘neither’ is listed as: PRONOUN; DETERMINER not either of two people or things C1 English Grammar Profile point 60 in the category of DETERMINERS & quantity is defined …

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None of | Neither of

In the English Grammar Profile, B2 point 19 in the category of NEGATION is defined as: ‘NEITHER OF’, ‘NONE OF’ + PRONOUN or noun phrase with the affirmative form of the verb. Expert examples: None of us thought it could happen in America or anyplace else. listen You can not bring up a conversation topic if neither of you is interested. listen STUDENT EXAMPLE: The funny part is when the investigation was done it was realised that none of the family members had actually seen the movie. TLC, Speaking Test, Female, …

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neither nor coordinating

There are two overlapping points in the English Grammar Profile at B2 for ‘neither nor’. Point 104 in CLAUSES & coordinated is defined as: combine two main clauses of the same type using ‘neither’ in front or mid-position, followed by ‘nor’ to introduce the second clause, for emphasis. Point 15 in the Conjunctions & coordinating …

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