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nei•ther(ˈni ðər, ˈnaɪ-)
You use neither or neither of to make a negative statement about two people or things. You use neither in front of the singular form of a countable noun. You use neither of in front of a plural pronoun or a plural noun phrase beginning with the, these, those, or a possessive.
So, for example, you can say 'Neither child was hurt' or 'Neither of the children was hurt'. There is no difference in meaning.
Don't use 'neither' without of in front of a plural form. Don't say, for example, 'Neither the children was hurt'. Also, don't use 'not' after neither. Don't say, for example, 'Neither of the children wasn't hurt'.
People sometimes use a plural form of a verb after neither of and a noun phrase. For example, they say 'Neither of the children were hurt'.
This use is acceptable in conversation and in less formal writing, but in formal writing you should always use a singular form of a verb after neither of.
When a negative statement has been made, you can use neither to show that this statement also applies to another person or thing. You put neither at the beginning of the clause, followed by an auxiliary verb, a modal, or be, then the subject. You can also use nor in the same way with the same meaning.
|Adj.||1.||neither - not either; not one or the other|
neither he nor I can go → ni él ni yo podemos ir
he neither smokes nor drinks → ni fuma ni bebe
that's neither here nor there (fig) → eso no viene al caso
if you aren't going, neither am I → si tú no vas, yo tampoco
"I don't like it" - "neither do I" → -a mí no me gusta -a mí tampoco
neither will he agree to sell it → ni consiente en venderlo tampoco
neither of them saw it → ni el uno ni el otro lo vio
Neither team can appear too confident → Aucune des deux équipes ne peut se montrer trop confiante.
Carrots or peas? - Neither, thanks → Des carottes ou des petits pois? - Ni l'un ni l'autre merci.
Neither of them is coming → Aucun des deux ne vient.
neither do I → moi non plus
I don't like him. - Neither do I! → Je ne l'aime pas. - Moi non plus!
I never learned to swim and neither did they → Je n'ai jamais appris à nager et eux non plus.
and neither do ... → et .... non plus
I didn't move and neither did Claude → Je n'ai pas bougé et Claude non plus.
Britain does not agree and neither do Denmark, Portugal and Ireland → La Grande-Bretagne n'est pas d'accord, et le Danemark, le Portugal et l'Irlande non plus.
neither have I → moi non plus
I've never been to Spain. - Neither have I → Je ne suis jamais allé en Espagne. - Moi non plus.
neither ... nor ... → ni ... ni ...
Neither Sarah nor Tamsin is coming to the party → Ni Sarah ni Tamsin ne vient à la soirée.
neither good nor bad → ni bon ni mauvais
neither here nor there (= irrelevant)
That is neither here nor there → Là n'est pas la question.
Whether or not he realised the fact was neither here nor there → Qu'il ait été conscient ou non du fait, là n'était pas la question.
neither he nor I can go → né io né lui possiamo andare
neither good nor bad → né buono/a né cattivo/a
he neither smokes nor drinks → non fuma né beve
he likes neither the house nor the people → non gli piace né la casa né la gente
that's neither here nor there (fig) → questo non c'entra
if you aren't going, neither am I → se tu non ci vai, non ci vado neanch'io or nemmeno io
I don't like it - neither do I → non mi piace - nemmeno a me
I didn't move and neither did he → io non mi mossi e nemmeno lui
...neither did I refuse → ... ma non ho nemmeno rifiutato
neither story is true → nessuna delle due storie è vera