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?
- Either tell the truth or you will be beaten.
- Either you tell the truth or you will be beaten.
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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.