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Most common English words: girl « during « several « #333: either » whether » city » held

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Old English ǣġhwæþer, from West Patrono:Gem[[Category:Patrono:Gem derivations|Either]], ultimately corresponding to ay + whether

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In the UK the first pronunciation is generally more used in southern England, while the latter is more usual in northern England. However this is an oversimplification and which is actually used can vary by individual speaker and sometimes also by situation.

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Either

  1. one or the other (of two)
    I don't mind whether your mother or father attends - you can bring either parent.
    • 2009, A contract:
      ...be binding upon either party and its respective legal successors</span>
    • 2009, A contract:
      in no event shall either party be precluded from discussing</span>
  2. each of two
    The room has a door at either end.

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  • (one or the other):
  • (each of two): both, each

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Either

  1. (obsolete) Both, each of two (people or things).
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book VII:
      Than ayther departed to theire tentis and made hem redy to horsebacke as they thought beste.
    • Patrono:RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene, III.i:
      And either vowd with all their power and wit, / To let not others honour be defaste [...].
  2. One or other of two people or things.

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Either (not comparable)

Positive
Either

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (conjunctive, after a negative) as well
    I don't like him and I don't like her either.

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either is sometimes used, especially in North American English, where neither would be more traditionally accurate: "I'm not hungry." "Me either."

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Patrono:En-conj

  1. Introduces the first of two options, the second of which is introduced by "or".
    Either you eat your dinner or you go to your room.

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  • When there are more than two alternatives, "any" is used instead.

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