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Which of the following sentences is correct?

1) I can stand neither John nor Paul.

2) I can't stand either John or Paul.

If both are possible and share the same meaning, which is more commonly used?

Thank you.

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They mean the same, but (2) is the way to say it. (1) is an unhappy combination of formal "nor" and colloquial sense of "stand".

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Can I say, "I can't stand John or Paul"? If so, does it have the same meaning as "I can't stand either John or Paul"?

Thanks again for your kind help.

teal limeCan I say, "I can't stand John or Paul"? If so, does it have the same meaning as "I can't stand either John or Paul"?

There is no difference in meaning. The sentence with "either" is a bit more emphatic, and, to me, seems in some way "more complete".