Longman English Grammar (Grammar Reference)

By L. G. Alexander

This essential consultant offers motives and examples for all of the vital parts of grammar.

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29 'Either' in comparison with 'neither' both and neither seek advice from humans issues, and so forth (singular nouns) merely both potential 'one or the opposite' and neither capacity 'not one and never the opposite' buildings with neither are regularly extra emphatic than people with now not both do you need an appointment at nine or at 10? - both time is hard Neither time is handy five. 29. 1 both' and 'neither' + 'of while by way of of, both and neither consult with each one of 2 goods Which pot shall i take advantage of? - both (of them) It doesn t topic which Which pot shall i exploit? - Neither (of them) Use this frying pan five. 29. 2 'Either + or'; 'neither + nor' [> 1. 15, five. 31] you could have both this one or that one Neither this condo nor the home round the corner has significant heating five. 29. three both' and 'both' in comparison both refers to 2 issues thought of individually examine you could t have both of them (= you cannot have one or the opposite) you could t have either one of them (= you could have just one of them) five. 30 using 'one (of)' after distributives [compare > four. 10] We could use considered one of after one other any every one both each and neither earlier than nouns or pronouns One is not obligatory other than with regards to each every one guidebook within the sequence has been rigorously written each guidebook within the sequence has been rigorously written every one of those guidebooks has been rigorously written almost all these guidebooks has been conscientiously written most of these guidebooks has been rigorously written we will use unmarried after each for unique emphasis each apple within the bag used to be undesirable each one of many apples within the bag used to be undesirable If we want to use one other every one and both as pronouns, we will be able to use them without or with one I didn t just like the crimson skirt so I requested to determine one other (one) examine those names every one (one) must have a tick beside it nor is quite often used with no one I ve confirmed either these TVs Neither works rather well Distributives each and the single can't stand all alone as pronouns they need to continually be by means of a noun or one (also ones after the one) we'd like a few extra eggs You ate each one final evening you could t borrow my pen It s the single one I ve bought those keys are the single ones I ve acquired five. 31 Singular and plural verbs with quantifiers [compare > four. forty] occasionally the reference is obviously singular or plural and a novel or plural verb is required so much people have skilled sorrow in our lives such a lot of our metal is imported yet after neither (= now not both) and none ( = no longer one) whilst the reference is plural we will use a plural verb in daily speech or a novel verb after we desire to sound right or formal Neither people is/are chuffed concerning the scenario None of my pals has/have been invited to the occasion within the above examples us and neighbors allure plural verbs \Nith both or and neither nor the verb mostly concurs with the closest noun [> 1. 15, five. 29. 2] Neither my brother nor my sister is crimson haired Neither my brother nor my sisters are crimson haired Neither my brothers nor my sister is/are pink haired Neither James nor i'm Neither my brother nor my sister is/are a hundred and five 6 Adjectives Formation of adjectives 6.

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