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what are the rules for using "either" and "neither"?

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qq_babySuper Member!

Taiwan

what are the rules for "either" and "neither"?

I'm confused… 

Canada does not require that U.S. citizens obtain passports to enter the country, and --—.

(a) Mexico does neither

(b) Mexico doesn't either

(c) neither Mexico does

(d) either does Mexico.

(e) Neither does Mexico

 which one is correct and why?

Thank you!!!

04:38 PM Nov 18 2008 |

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Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States

Hi! That's a good question!! Smile

 

The correct answer is "e," neither does Mexico. "Either" means one or the other: "Either I'll play basketball, or I'll do my homework." "Neither" means also not: "I have never been to China, and neither has Claire."

 

The word order here is inverted: "neither," an adverb, is followed by the verb, then the subject. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04:21 PM Nov 19 2008 |