Kenapa penting either & neither ni?
Kadang-kadang ada dua objek yang di-refer dan kita nak elakkan sentence panjang-panjang berulang point yang sama.
Sentence 1: Saiful does not eat carrots, Afiq does not eat carrot as well.
Sentence 2: Neither Saiful nor Afiq eat carrots.
Using Either & Neither
Neither and Either is about choice.
Bezanya cuma satu: postive or negative.
I want either the chili or the sweet onion. (positive choice)
= I want the chili OR the sweet onion
|Either is a positive choice, one must be made and both cannot happen.
Either of us must go sembelih the chicken.
I want neither the chili nor the sweet onion. (negative choice)
= I don’t want the chili. I don’t want the sweet onion.
|Use neither when there are only two choices.
I want neither the chili nor the sweet onion nor the tomato nor the thousand island [✗]
I want none of the condiments [✔]
A: I don’t like kuey teow kerang.
B: Neither do I! (informal: me neither)
A: We are not ready to go out.
B: Neither are we.
Don’t Say: “me either”
Say “I as well” or “me too” (it’s more proper)
You can use either if you are answering the question in a negative way.
I don’t like eggs.
I don’t like eggs either! (don’t dah negative, so jangan guna neither!)
Neither is like putting a negative sign on the sentence so when there is already a neither don’t put anything negative on the sentence.
Neither of us dislike watching Ironman.
(this means you both like watching Ironman)