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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #125861: Too or Either
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    Too or Either

         One grammatical item seems to be a problem for a lot of learners. It's very easy to identify and solve... Yet, many students that I would call  "Advanced" make mistakes there. These mistakes are all the more irritating as they are quite recurrent.   

         Please... read this short lesson very carefully. Learn the one important point to remember!  Then, I promise, you'll never make the mistake again! Deal?  





    1) TOO: In addition/ also/ furthermore: is used in a sentence in the affirmative formTOO may be used with a NOUN (or a PRONOUN), with an  ADJECTIVE, or with a VERB. What matters is the FORM of the sentence:  the affirmative form imposes the use of TOO. 

    - Sandra plays the piano and she plays the flute too.

    - Mollie drinks tea all day long, but she occasionally drinks coffee too. 




    2) Associated with 'not':  NOT... EITHER = : => (not) EITHER is used in a negative statement. The negative form may be either on the verb, or on a negative word (ie: never). 

    I don't eat fish or meat either. / I never eat fish or meat either.  

    - He hates fish and he doesn't like meat either! 

    EITHER may be used with a NOUN (or a PRONOUN), with an ADJECTIVE, or with a VERB. If the verb is in the negative form, EITHER must be used. 




    As you can see, the lesson is short, and easy! You simply need to check the form of the sentence (affirmative or negative!)

    It's so easy! You can't fail! Thanks for working with me. Go for it!   

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    1. Pamela, Paul’s wife, doesn't like tennis and golf; she doesn't like football though Paul trains five hours a week.

    2. It rained yesterday and it rained on Monday .I hope it won’t rain again tomorrow for our picnic.'

    3. Pablo is from Spain; his friend Roberto is from Spain though he speaks perfect English.

    4. My friend Paula doesn't speak French; she doesn't speak English , therefore, we speak Spanish together.

    5. Sandy can't drive a car and she can't ride a bicycle , but she rides horses beautifully.

    Paul doesn’t drink and doesn’t smoke , whereas his wife drinks and smokes .

    7. My sister hasn’t written to me, but she hasn’t written to our mother ! I wonder why.'

    8. I don’t like beans and I don’t like cauliflower .

    9. In that family, they have taught from one generation to the next.Her mother’s a teacher, and Lucy is a teacher .

    10. Most young kids don’t eat spinach and they don’t eat zucchini . If they had their way, they’d feed on hamburgers and chips…




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