That's not something that either a teenager or a youngster does.


Senior Member
Good afternoon folks. How are you doing this Friday?
I' ve recently posted a thread about "either and neither", so it's something I'm trying to put into my head
and this is not easy at all. :oops:
I've written a few lines in a web for exchanging languages and today while reading the corrections, I've found this:
That's not something a teenager or a youngster does.
The person who has corrected my entry thinks that this sentence is right, and so do I.
However, bearing in mind that I'm dealing with two objects here, I was thinking whether these
following sentences would be all right:
That's not something that either a teenager or a youngster does.
That's something that neither a teenager nor a youngster does.

Maybe the context is important, so what I'm trying to say is that children don't care about their parents' lives before becoming their parents.
Thanks a lot for your time friends. I always try to keep my entries short but ... :rolleyes: I can't.
Have a nice weekend.
  • Chez

    Senior Member
    English English
    Yes, both your sentences with 'either' and 'neither' are grammatical. But we generally prefer the shortest/simplest way to say something, so the original is preferable in my opinion.


    Senior Member
    Thanks Chez. I'll keep in mind what you say about the shortest way to say something.
    However, I wrote that sentence without realizing that I was in front of a 'possible either or neither sentence'.
    Right now it's much more clear to me, and I might use both of them in a more formal context, if necessary.
    So thank you so much and have a nice weekend.
    See you.
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