"either of which" vs. "both of which"

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"either of which" vs. "both of which"

Postby Hirobo » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:38 am

Hi folks,

My assumptions are, that following sentences are grammatically
correct:
ex 1. There are A and B, both of which shall be new.
ex 2. There is A or B, either of which shall be new.

However, followings are not correct:
ex 3. There are A and B, either of which shall be new.
ex 2. There is A or B, both of which shall be new.

Are theare any grammatical rules like above?
Are my assumptions correct?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: "either of which" vs. "both of which"

Postby Alan » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:14 am

Although none of your sentences are natural, they are all structurally possible.
This is essentially an issue of sense/semantics rather than of grammar.


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