Updated English - Vietnamese Dictionary
neither /'naiðə, (Mỹ) 'ni:ðə/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ)
- không; không... này mà cũng không... kia
- to take neither side in the dispute: không đứng về bên nào trong cuộc tranh câi; không đứng về bên này mà cũng không đứng về bên kia trong cuộc tranh cãi
- phó từ (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ)
- neither... nor... không... mà cũng không
- neither good nor bad: không tốt mà cũng không xấu
- neither he nor I know: cả nó lẫn tôi đều không biết
- liên từ (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ)
- cũng không, mà cũng không
- I know not, neither can I guess: tôi không biết mà tôi cũng không đoán được
- danh từ (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ)
- không cái nào (trong hai cái), không người nào (trong hai người); không cả hai; cả hai đều không
- neither of them knows: cả hai người đều không biết
nei·ther || 'nɪːðər /'naɪðəAdvanced English Dictionary
adj. not this and not thatpron. not this and not that
determiner, pronoun, adverb
determiner, pronoun not one nor the other of two things or people: Neither answer is correct. + Neither of them has / have a car. + They produced two reports, neither of which contained any useful suggestions. + 'Which do you like?' 'Neither. I think they're both ugly.'
1 used to show that a negative statement is also true of sb/sth else: He didn't remember and neither did I. + I hadn't been to New York before and neither had Jane. + 'I can't understand a word of it.' 'Neither can I.' + (informal) 'I don't know.' 'Me neither.'
2 (neither ...nor ...) used to show that a negative statement is true of two things: I neither knew nor cared what had happened to him. + Their house is neither big nor small. + Neither the TV nor the video actually work / works.
neither / either
After neither and either you use a singular verb: Neither candidate was selected for the job.
Neither of and either of are followed by a plural noun or pronoun and a singular or plural verb. A plural verb is more informal: Neither of my parents speaks/speak a foreign language.
When neither... nor... or either... or... are used with two singular nouns, the verb can be singular or plural. A plural verb is more informal.
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