Ashlie is preparing her costume for the Notting Hill Carnival and Stephen learns some new dance moves.

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Could you help me to use two word as below for native speaker:
Neither
either
I always confuse to use it

Hello Nguyen thi Hai Huyen,

Either means A or B but not both.

Neither means not A and not B.

 

Thus, if I say Bob went to either the library or the bookshop then I mean that he went to one of the places and not the other one.

If I say Bob went to neither the library nor the bookshop then I mean he did not go to the library and he did not go to the bookshop.

 

We use or after either and nor after neither.

We use singular verbs after etther (either option is good) and neither (neither option is good)

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks so much.
But i confuse as below:
A: I like reading
B: If B like reading, B can say: Me neither or either?

Hello Nguyen thi Hai Huyen,

There are several possible choices here:

 

If both like reading:

I like reading.

So do I.

 

If neither likes reading:

I don't like reading.

Neither do I.

 

If one likes reading and the other does not:

I like reading.

I don't.

or

I don't like reading.

I do.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, Ashlie says "it must take you hours and hours to work on this" does she mean that it will definitely take you hours and hours to work on this or it probably or definitely takes you hours and hours to work on this ? I mean is saying for one event which will take place in future or for one event that takes place daily in present and if she says for future for one event so Could we use 'Must' for one event that takes place daily in present and someone else does that but we are not sure that how time that event probably takes daily like it must take you hours and hours daliy to work on this or should we only say that I imagine or probably it takes you hours and hours to work on it ?

Hello SonuKumar,

In this case, Ashlie uses 'must' to show that she is making a deduction or conclusion based on what she is seeing. In other words, since what she sees is a process that looks like it takes a long time to complete, but which Ashlie hasn't actually witnessed taking a long time to complete, she supposes that it takes a long time to complete. She could say 'I suppose it must take', but 'must' is used quite often to express the same idea.

'must' doesn't include the idea of daily work here -- it's more general than that.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I met this program yesterday, and I thought this is very good.
By the way, I would like to ask this program : Where is
" Preparation task" because I read introduction;Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video.
Thank you
from Yokohama,Japan

Hello simizuh,

I'm glad you enjoyed the video! In all the Word on the Street pages, the Preparation task is just above the video. But it's not an exercise (like Task 1, Task 2, etc.), it's just some written instructions to help you prepare for watching the video. On other pages on our site, there is an actual exercise that you can do in Preparation, but not here in Word on the Street.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone in my country there are few carnivals in difference parts of the year most of them are in December and some of them are in Spring when people plant seeds in the ground. And some of them occur in the summer when it's going to be a nice weather for all the people and for the nature. But I never was to a carnival I would like to be part of the carnival but unfortunately I never go there I saw most of them on TV actually I heard most of them in the newspaper I read actually on the radio but anyway I would like to go to a Carnaval who knows maybe to be part of it.
Actually I didn't decided yet when I'm going to a carnival but I might go in this summer and if I go I'll have to start to think about it and maybe who knows to take some lesson of dancing and preparing some clothes some stuff to put on and anyway this subject is looks really interesting for me actually more new because I really like it, but it's a shame because I didn't make part of them yet.

Hi venerated teachers!
If you allow me Can I make a summary of the transcript in my own words in a continuous form and present it here to you for a proof reading?

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