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I had two eggs for breakfast and ______ of them was fresh.

A) either

B) neither

C) no

D) none
I think the right answer may be "neither"-- but why?
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mohamido80I think the right answer may be "neither"

Yes, because it's about two things. It means not one and not the other.

We could go to Chicago or to New York, but neither of them is very appealing.

CJ

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I had two eggs for breakfast and _neither _____ of them was fresh.

Neither is used for two things. It means not the first one and not the second one.

For a positive statement, use "both", but "both" is not in the list of choices.

I had two eggs for breakfast and both _____ of them were fresh.

I prefer this version:

I had two eggs for breakfast and _neither one (nor the other)  was fresh.

When you have more than two, use none with the plural verb.

I had four eggs for breakfast and none of them were fresh.

"No" is not a pronoun. It is a determiner (modifier). Example:

There is no egg that is fresher than this one.

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