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Mr. $\text{X}$ speaks __________  Japanese ____________ Chinese.

  1. neither /or
  2. either / nor
  3. neither / nor
  4. also / but
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${\color{Red}{\text{“Either”}}}$ is used in the same sentence as ${\color{Green}{\text{“or”}}}$ to show two or more possibilities or choices. For example:

  • “You can choose either the red car or the blue car.”

${\color{Magenta}{\text{“Neither”}}}$ is used in the same sentence as ${\color{Teal}{\text{“nor”}}}$ to show something is not true or doesn’t happen out of two or more people, actions, things, ideas, or qualities. For example:

  • “Neither Mr. Smith nor Mrs. Jones came to the meeting.”

Mr. $\text{X}$ speaks ${\color{Magenta}{\text{“Neither”}}}$  Japanese ${\color{Teal}{\text{“nor”}}}$ Chinese.

Correct Answer $:\text{C}$

$\textbf{PS:}$  When using either/or and neither/nor use a singular verb in the sentence if both the subjects (nouns) are singular, for example, “${\color{Red}{\text{“either”}}}$ my mother or my father is coming”. “Is” is the singular verb in this sentence. But, if either of the subjects is plural, you have to use a plural verb. For example, “${\color{Red}{\text{“Either”}}}$ my mother or my sisters are coming.” “Are” is the plural verb in this sentence.


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