Here are some rules to remember when using both, neither or either.
Both = this AND that
Either = this OR that
Neither = NOT this and NOT that.
Both is used with 'and' e.g.
"Emma and Megan both went to the party."
We don't usually use this with a negative sentence, but use neither instead.
"Both of us don't swim regularly." WRONG.
"Neither of us swim regularly." MUCH BETTER!
Either is used with 'or' e.g.
"Do you want either chocolate or crisps?"
We often use neither with 'nor', although this is quite formal. E.g.
"Neither Caroline nor Marguerite worked for EC during the world cup."
Be careful not to use neither with another negative e.g.
"I don’t want neither chocolate nor crisps." WRONG.
We cannot have a double negative!
In the following sentences do we need both, neither or either? Good luck!
Today's lesson is by Caroline