If you don't tell the truth, you will be beaten.

If this sentence is to be changed by using 'either … or', which one is correct?

  1. Either tell the truth or you will be beaten.
  2. Either you tell the truth or you will be beaten.

Either of your versions is acceptable—clauses in different 'moods' (declarative, imperative, interrogative) may be coordinated.

With the imperative version you may also omit the either:

Tell the truth or you'll be beaten.

And you can cast both clauses in the imperative:

Tell the truth or be beaten.

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