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neither

1 determiner, pronoun
     
nei‧ther1 W3
not one or the other of two people or things [↪ either]:
'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.
see usage note none1
WORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE:

none, neither
Use none to talk about a group of three or more things or people None of my friends came.To talk about two things or people, use neither Neither of my parents wanted me to marry him.GRAMMARnone of can be followed by a plural noun or an uncountable noun None of these diets worked. None of the money was missing.neither of is followed by a plural noun Neither of the rooms was free.After the plural noun, you can use a plural or singular verb. You should use a singular verb in formal writing None of us care OR cares what happens to him. None of us is able to escape the consequences of our actions.!! Do not use another negative word (eg 'not') with none We got 3 points and they got none (NOT they didn't get none). I didn't want any of them (NOT I didn't want none of them).See also none

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