Common Errors in English: Both, Either, Neither

Don’t say: “I speak neither French or German.”

Or: “I speak neither French nor German.”

Both… and is used for two things:

  • I speak both English and Spanish.

Either… or is used for one thing, but not the other.

  • You can choose one flavor of ice cream – either chocolate or vanilla.

Neither… nor is used for not two things.
(You can’t use “neither… or” – it’s incorrect.)

  • I don’t like soccer. I don’t like tennis. I like neither soccer nor tennis.

Clear up your doubts about confusing words… and use English more confidently!

600+ Confusing English Words Explained

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