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In the UK the first pronunciation is generally more used in southern England, while the latter is more usual in northern England. However this is an oversimplification and which is actually used can vary by individual speaker and sometimes also by situation.
- one or the other (of two)
- I don't mind whether your mother or father attends - you can bring either parent.
- each of two
- The room has a door at either end.
- I don't mind whether your mother or father attends - you can bring either.
Adverbeither (not comparable)
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) as well
- I don't like him and I don't like her either.
- Introduces the first of two options, the second of which is introduced by "or".
- Either you eat your dinner or you go to your room.
- When there are more than two alternatives, "any" is used instead.
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