Difference between Either and Neither

Difference between Either and NeitherDifference between Either and Neither.

There is a huge difference between Either and Neither. The word either is  used as adjective, pronoun, conjunction and adverb. The word neither is  used as adjective, pronoun and conjunction.


As Adjective – ‘Either’ means one or the other, or both.

Example: You can choose either team to root for.

As pronoun: ‘Either’ means one or the other.

Example: Both roads lead to Mumbai, you can take either of two.

As conjunction: Either’ is used with ‘or’ to imply a choice of alternatives.

Example: I will either have Pizza or Burger.

As adverb- Either is used to indicate “too”, “also”, “as well”, “to the same effect or degree”.

Example: The shirt is not looking good, it is not comfortable either.


As Adjective-‘Neither’ indicates not one or the other; none of the two.

Example: Neither team plays football like professionals.

As pronoun-‘Neither’ indicates not one or the other.

Example: I heard both of you, neither sounded convincing to me.

As conjunction-‘Neither’ is used with ‘nor’ to negate both possibilities in a statement

Example: I will neither have Pizza nor Burger.

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