Dec 12, 2016

UNIT 88 • Both / both of, neither / neither of, either / either of

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, 85 answers
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  • Complete the sentences with ‘both’, ‘neither’, ‘either’.
    • A: Do you want tea or coffee?
      B:  . . . 
      Either
      . I really don’t mind.
      • Both
      • Either
      • Neither

    • A: What day is it today—the 18th or the 19th?
      B:  . . . 
      Neither
      . It’s the 20th.
      • Both
      • Either
      • Neither

    • A: There are two sandwiches here. Do you mind which I take?
      B: No, take  . . . 
      either
      .
      • both
      • either
      • neither

    • A: Where did you go for your holidays—Scotland or Ireland?
      B: We went to  . . . 
      both
      . A week in Scotland and a week in Ireland.
      • both
      • either
      • neither

    • A: When shall I phone you, morning or afternoon?
      B:  . . . 
      Either
      . I’ll be in all day.
      • Both
      • Either
      • Neither

    • A: Where’s Kate? Is she at work or at home?
      B:  . . . 
      Neither
      . She’s away on holiday.’
      • Both
      • Either
      • Neither

  • Complete the sentences with ‘both’, ‘neither’, ‘either’. Use ‘of’ where necessary.
    •  . . . 
      Both of
      my parents are from London.
      • Both
      • Both of
      • Either
      • Either of

    • To get to the town centre, you can go along the footpath by the river or you can go along the road. You can go  . . . 
      either
      way.
      • both
      • either
      • neither

    • I tried twice to phone George but  . . . 
      both
      times he was out.
      • both
      • either
      • neither

    •  . . . 
      Neither of
      Tom’s parents is English. His father is Polish and his mother is Italian.
      • Neither
      • Neither of
      • Either
      • Either of

    • I saw an accident this morning. One car drove into the back of another. Fortunately  . . . 
      neither
      driver was injured but  . . . 
      both of the
      cars were quite badly damaged.
      • neither ... both
      • eitherboth of the

    • I’ve got two sisters and a brother. My brother is working but  . . . 
      both
      my sisters are still at school.
      • both
      • both of
      • either

  • Complete the sentences with ‘both’, ‘neither’, ‘either of us / them’.
    • I asked two people the way to the station but could help me.
      I was invited to two parties last week but I didn’t go to
      There were two windows in the room. It was very warm, so I opened
      Sarah and I play tennis together regularly but can play very well.
      I tried two bookshops for the book I wanted but had it.

    • Write sentences with ‘both … and …’, ‘neither … nor …’, ‘either … or …’.
      • Tom was late. So was Ann.
        Both

        • She didn’t write and she didn’t phone.
          She

          • Jim is on holiday and so is Carol.
            Both

            • George doesn’t smoke and he doesn’t drink.
              George

              • Jim hasn’t got a car. Carol hasn’t got a car either.

                • It was a very boring film. It was very long too.
                  The film

                  • Is that man’s name Richard? Or is it Robert? It’s one of the two.
                    That man’s name

                    • I haven’t got time to go on holiday. And I haven’t got the money.
                      I’ve got

                      • We can leave today or we can leave tomorrow—whichever you prefer.
                        We

                      • Complete the sentences with ‘neither’, ‘either’, ‘none’, ‘any’.
                        • We tried a lot of hotels but  . . . 
                          none
                          of them had any rooms.
                          • neither
                          • either
                          • none
                          • any

                        • I took two books with me on holiday but I didn’t read  . . . 
                          either
                          of them.
                          • neither
                          • either
                          • none
                          • any

                        • I took five books with me on holiday but I didn’t read  . . . 
                          any
                          them.
                          • neither
                          • either
                          • none
                          • any

                        • There are a few shops at the end of the street but  . . . 
                          none
                          of them sell newspapers.
                          • neither
                          • either
                          • none
                          • any

                        • You can phone me at  . . . 
                          any
                          time during the evening. I’m always at home.
                          • neither
                          • either
                          • none
                          • any

                        • I can meet you on the 6th or 7th. Would  . . . 
                          either
                          of those days be convenient for you?
                          • neither
                          • either
                          • none
                          • any

                        • John and I couldn’t get into the house because  . . . 
                          neither
                          of us had a key.
                          • neither
                          • either
                          • none
                          • any

                        • There were a few letters this morning but  . . . 
                          none
                          of them were for me.
                          • neither
                          • either
                          • none
                          • any

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