Aren't "any" and "either" both correct in no.89?

  1. We looked at two hotels on the internet and ……… of them would be great for a holiday. (a) all (b) every (c) either (d) any

questions 87-89

and in no.144 is it none or neither and why?

  1. I searched and searched but ……of the shops sold that particular brand of clothing.
    (a) neither (b) all (c) none (d) some

questions 144-146

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    144. "Neither" suggests there were only two shops, but "I searched and searched" suggests there were many. So the answer is c) none. Oct 24, 2020 at 12:29
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    89. Again, "any" suggests there were more than two hotels, but "either" distinguishes between two. So c) either. Oct 24, 2020 at 12:31
  • Please write a more specific title next time, asking about questions 89 and 144 means nothing to those browsing the page.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Oct 24, 2020 at 19:51

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No. 89. "either" is used for two objects. "any" is used for more than two.

No. 144. If you searched two shops it would be "neither" if you searched many shops it would be "none".

  • i don't know if i am replying to you miss's chasly i am new at this forum but anyways thanks for your answer that's what i thought but how in no.144 can i know the number of the shops is it more than two because it means that he/she searched alot?
    – Basel Ashraf
    Oct 24, 2020 at 12:42
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    You can't know for certain the number of shops, but "none" is a better bet, especially given the context of "searched and searched".
    – rjpond
    Oct 24, 2020 at 15:17

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