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She put forward two proposals, .......... of which didn’t make any sense to the participants in the summit.

The answer for this question in grammar exercises is ‘either’. I am doubtful whether to use either or neither. Can any one clarify this with reason.

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Using Either

She put forward two proposals, either of which didn’t make any sense to the participants in the summit.

Using Neither

She put forward two proposals, neither of which make any sense to the participants in the summit.

As neither is already the negative of either, you will omit the other negative word (didn't) if using it.

The presence of the negative didn't makes EITHER the right answer.

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  • Thanks. Is ‘either’ a pronoun in the quoted sentence?
    – Opal
    Mar 31, 2019 at 16:57
  • Yes, as it is being used for a noun (proposals)
    – Bella Swan
    Apr 1, 2019 at 4:39

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