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<ul><li> 1. BOTH NEITHER EITHER </li> <li> 2. T OR F Both the mother and the daughter have curly hair. </li> <li> 3. CHECK Both the mother and the daughter have curly hair. TRUE </li> <li> 4. T OR F Both the father and the mother have fair hair. </li> <li> 5. CHECK Both the father and the mother have fair hair. FALSE </li> <li> 6. T OR F Neither the son nor the daughter is happy. </li> <li> 7. CHECK Neither the son nor the daughter is happy. FALSE </li> <li> 8. T OR F Both the daughter and the son are teenagers. </li> <li> 9. CHECK Both the daughter and the son are teenagers. TRUE </li> <li> 10. T OR F It is either spring or summer. </li> <li> 11. CHECK It is either spring or summer. TRUE </li> <li> 12. Both the mother and the daughter have curly hair. Both the father and the mother have fair hair. Both the daughter and the son are teenagers. RULES for both ( and) It refers to 2 PEOPLE / THINGS Its meaning is INCLUSIVE (POSITIVE) When it is part of the subject, the verb is PLURAL </li> <li> 13. Neither the son nor the daughter is happy. RULES for neither ( nor) It refers to 2 PEOPLE / THINGS Its meaning is INCLUSIVE (NEGATIVE) When it is part of the subject, if the second subject (daughter in the example) is singular the verb is SINGULAR </li> <li> 14. ANSWERS It is either spring or summer. RULES for either ( or) It refers to 2 PEOPLE / THINGS Its meaning is EXCLUSIVE (ONE OR THE OTHER) When it is part of the subject, if the second subject is singular, the verb is SINGULAR. Image: photostock / FreeDigitalPhotos.net </li> <li> 15. Both and -&gt; plural Either nor, either or -&gt; depends on S2 </li> <li> 16. She wants to play either tennis or volleyball. -&gt; play volleyball ~play tennis Play + either </li> <li> 17. She wants to either go shopping or relax in the park. -&gt; go shopping # relax Either + go </li> <li> 18. BOTH .. AND The fruit at the local market is cheap. The fruit at the local market is fresh. -&gt; The fruit at the local market is both cheap and fresh. </li> <li> 19. My father is very interested in football, and so is my brother. </li> <li> 20. My father is very interested in football, and so is my brother. -&gt; Both my father and my brother are very interested in football. </li> <li> 21. He is handsome. He is successful. -&gt;He is both handsome and successful. </li> <li> 22. Both Jane and Ed are coming with us. Either the teachers or the principal is responsible for this. Either the principal or the teachers are responsible for this. </li> <li> 23. Neither Jill nor her parents are coming to the party. Neither her parents nor Jill is coming to the party. </li> <li> 24. EITHER .. OR He found the money, or he stole it from somewhere. . </li> <li> 25. EITHER .. OR He found the money, or he stole it from somewhere. -&gt;He either found the money or stole it from somewhere. </li> <li> 26. You can pay in cash, or you can pay by cheque. -&gt;You can pay either in cash or by cheque. </li> <li> 27. To get our house, you can take the bus , you can take the train. -&gt;To get our house, you can take either the or the train. </li> <li> 28. She probably forgot our arrangement, or she got lost. -&gt; She either forgot our arrangement or got lost. </li> <li> 29. NEITHER .NOR She isnt tall. She isnt short. -&gt; She is neither tall nor short. </li> <li> 30. NEITHER .NOR Vicky doesnt look like her. She doesnt look like her father. -&gt; Vicky looks like neither her mother nor father. </li> <li> 31. The book wasnt interesting and it wasnt informative, either. -&gt; The book was neither interesting nor informative. </li> <li> 32. My children dont like vegetables. My husband doesnt either. Neither my children nor my husband likes vegetables. </li> </ul>