Difference 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.