NEITHER … NOR / EITHER … OR NOT / ONLY ….BUT ALSO /


I-) NEITHER … NOR –
( LINKING 2 NEGATIVE SENTENCES )

I don´t like soap opera. My father doesn´t like soap opera.

* Neither my mother nor my father like soap opera .

II-) EITHER … OR – ( GIVING OPTIONS )

We can go to the movies tonight.We can go to a bar tonight .

* We can either go to the movies or to a bar tonight.

III-) NOT ONLY …..BUT ALSO

( LINKING 2 SIMILAR IDEAS IN THE SENSE OF ADDING INFORMATION )

My father is a nice man . My father likes cars.

* My father is not only a nice man but also likes cars.

IV-) BOTH….AND

( LINKING 1 PIECE OF INFORMATION ABOUT 2 THINGS/ PEOPLE )

My boss likes computers.
My best friends likes computers.

* Both my boss and my best friend like computers.

Fonte:Janine Neves
English/Portuguese/Literature Teacher

5 respostas para NEITHER … NOR / EITHER … OR NOT / ONLY ….BUT ALSO /

  1. givan disse:

    thanks for open my mind about it.

  2. Agnaldo disse:

    just to warn

    neither i nor he likes soap operas

    you get to use the auxiliary on its singular form (on that phrase), not on plural

    it would change if the second subject were a plural subject, for instance:

    neither i nor my parents like soap operas

  3. Diogo disse:

    the best post. I like🙂

  4. Inara Silveira disse:

    Não li tudo, mas o primeiro exemplo da matéria está errado, deveria ser: “Neither my mother nor my father likeS soap opera.”
    Espero ter contribuído para seu site ser melhor!

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