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Both... and, neither... nor

Both... and, neither... nor

The expressions both... and and neither... nor are correlative conjunctions. This means that they are parallel: they always go in pairs joining two words or expressions of the same grammatical category (two nouns, two adjectives, two verbs...) Las expresiones both... and y neither... nor son conjunciones correlativas. Esto significa que son paralelas: siempre van en pareja uniendo dos palabras o expresiones de la misma categoría gramatical (dos sustantivos, dos adjetivos, dos verbos...) BOTH... AND The expression both... and indicates a group of two people or things in which we mention each item separately. We can also use both with the preposition of followed by a plural noun or a personal pronoun to express the same thing, or we can use both alone. BOTH... AND La expresión both... and indica un grupo de dos personas o cosas en que mencionamos cada elemento por separado. También podemos usar both con la preposición of seguida de un sustantivo plural o de un pronombre personal para expresar lo mismo, o podemos usar both solo. The verb goes in the plural form because it refers to two people or things. El verbo va en plural porque nos referimos a dos personas o cosas. Both Fred and Tina are from Auckland. Tanto Fred y Tina son de Auckland. Both of my friends are from Auckland. Ambos son de Auckland. Both of them are from Auckland. Ambos son de Auckland. Both are from Auckland. Ambos son de Auckland. NEITHER... NOR The expression neither ... nor indicates a group of two people or things in which none of the items is included. Neither can also be followed by the preposition of and a personal pronoun, or it can be followed directly by a singular noun. La expresión neither ... nor indica un grupo de dos personas o cosas en que ninguno de los elementos está incluido. Neither también puede ir seguido de la preposición of y un pronombre personal, o puede ir seguido directamente por un sustantivo singular. The verb goes in the singular form. El verbo va en singular. Neither Alice nor Kate is in my class. Ni Alicia ni Kate están en mi clase. Neither of them is in my class. Ninguno de ellos está en mi clase. Neither girl is in my class. Ninguna niña está en mi clase.

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