Either you tell me the truth or I will beat you.
I'd like to know whether "you" after "Either" can be used or not. Can we omit the first "you", as in:
Either tell me the truth or I will beat you.
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I think the OP means wants to say what will heppen if you don't do a specified thing. If so, the use of either..or in both sentences seems to be unidiomatic. The correct sentences should be as follows:
Tell me the truth, or else I'll beat you.
Tell me the truth or I'll beat you.
Tell me the truth, otherwise I'll beat you.
However, if you are talking about two alternatives, you can use either before you as follows:
Either you tell me the truth or keep quiet.
Either you or I am going.