English version

neither

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishneithernei‧ther1 /ˈnaɪðə $ ˈniːðər/ ●●● S3 W2 determiner, pronoun 🔊 🔊 BOTHnot one or the other of two people or thingseither 🔊 ‘Would you like tea or coffee?’ ‘Neither, thanks.’ 🔊 It was a game in which neither team deserved to win.neither of 🔊 Neither of them can cook. 🔊 Thompson had two strategies, neither of which seems to have worked very well. 🔊 We asked both John and Jerry, but neither one could offer a satisfactory explanation.GRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?You use neither before a singular noun, with a singular verb: Neither answer is right.You use neither of before a plural noun or pronoun. In formal speech and in writing, you use a singular verb: Neither of the answers is right.In speech and informal writing, people sometimes use a plural verb: Neither of the answers are right.
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neither of whichOnly that you have a sharp tongue and an undisciplined sister, neither of which attributes I find endearing.Lunch consisted of bread and cheese, neither of which Charlie would have dared to offer for sale to Mrs Smelley.Perhaps we can speak of two stages, conscious and unconscious, neither of which could operate without the other.Another clue is even size and regular shape, neither of which is characteristic of Chincoteagues.The recent advance has been driven by news at two companies, neither of which is Hologic.But you have to take one of two alternatives neither of which is pleasant.It seems plausible that one of two things may happen, neither of which is socially desirable.In 1950 there were only two mega-cities of 8 million or more, neither of which was in the developing world.
neitherneither2 ●●● S3 adverb 🔊 🔊 AND/ALSOused to show that a negative statement is also true about another person or thingeitherneither does/can/will etc somebody 🔊 ‘I don’t have any money.’ ‘Neither do I.’ 🔊 Tom didn’t believe a word she said, and neither did the police. 🔊 ‘I don’t like horror movies.’ ‘Me neither.’
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neitherTom didn't believe a word she said, and neither did the police.They may not have criticized the state, but neither did they praise it."I've never been to Australia." "No, neither have I."The Cowboys won't be playing in the Superbowl this year, and neither will the Falcons.Me neither"I haven't seen Greg in a long time." " Me neither."Did you say hi to her? Me neither.Heard of it? Me neither.No, can't. Me neither, Glen, you ever had a wank with a johnny on?
neitherneither3 ●●● W2 conjunction 🔊 🔊 1 neither ... nor ...2 be neither here nor there3 be neither one thing nor the other4 formal used to add another negative statement about someone or something syn nor 🔊 The authorities were not sympathetic to the students’ demands, neither would they tolerate any disruption.
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neitherIf politics did not interest them, neither did they see it as affecting their lives.