Either/Or: Use & Examples


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Which of the following best defines the function of either/or?

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1. When a sentence begins with two subjects joined by 'either' or 'or, which kind of verb should you use?

2. When a sentence includes several choices, where should the word 'or' go?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Do you know the rules that apply to using either/or in a sentence? You will need to be familiar with these grammatical rules in order to answer the questions in this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of the function of either/or
  • Verb tense used when a sentence begins with two subjects joined by 'either' or 'or'
  • Placement of the word 'or' in a sentence that includes several choices

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding how either/or is used in composition
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when to use singular verbs and when to use plural verbs in sentences that contain two subjects joined by 'either' and 'or'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a sentence that offers an ultimatum using either/or

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Either/Or: Use & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what 'either' and 'or' are and what they do
  • Use examples to illustrate the use of either/or together and when used by themselves
  • Discuss how to choose the correct verb tense in sentences with two subjects joined by 'either' and 'or'
  • Indicate the use of 'either' and 'or' in an ultimatum