Either love, hate and passion

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Melrosse

Senior Member
French
Hello

Would it be correct to use this following sentence:

"Either love, hate AND passion?"
Because I know that I should put or where the and is placed and I wondered if that usage would be correct.

Thanks.
 
  • Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I wouldn't say this, Melrosse, but not for the reason you suggest.

    Love and hate are passions, so you don't seem to be adding a discrete category at the end of the phrase.
     

    Melrosse

    Senior Member
    French
    Thanks for replying.
    But what about the constrcution of this sentence? Can I use it without making a mistake? For example "either bread, eggs AND cheese?"

    Can I use AND in this kind of sentence?
     

    owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    For example "either bread, eggs AND cheese?"
    This phrase isn't normal, Melrosse. It's really a phrase, not a sentence.

    It's normal to use "or" after "either". It is unusual to use "and" after "either": I want either grape juice or apple juice.

    As Thomas implied, it is possible to use 'and' after 'either' if you are contrasting two phrases that use 'and': I want either ham and eggs or sausage-gravy and biscuits.

     
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