both vs. either

Mako33

Senior Member
Slovak
I'm studying both vs. either issue. I've read posts about it on this page and came to conclusion. Am I right?

Both of the hotels are good for a holiday = Either of the hotels is good for a holiday.

You can sit in either armchair = You can sit in both armchairs

only not sure now whether "either armchair(s)" with plural.

cheers, Mako
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    "Either armchair" is correct.

    The problem with "you can sit in both armchairs" is that it sounds like you could sit in both of them at the same time. (This isn't a problem with "both of the hotels.")
     

    Mako33

    Senior Member
    Slovak
    "Either armchair" is correct.

    The problem with "you can sit in both armchairs" is that it sounds like you could sit in both of them at the same time. (This isn't a problem with "both of the hotels.")

    And what is better: Either of the hotel or hotels?
     
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