Split conjunctions - Easy Learning Grammar Italian
- English split conjunctions such as either … or and both … and are translated by split conjunctions in Italian.
- o … o either … or
|o oggi o domani||either today or tomorrow|
|Ti accompagneranno o Carlo o Marco.||Either Carlo or Marco will go with you.|
- né … né neither … nor, either … or
|Non mi hanno chiamato né Claudio né Luca.||Neither Claudio nor Luca has phoned me.|
|Non avevo né guanti né scarponi.||I didn’t have either gloves or boots.|
- sia … che both … and
|Verrano sia Luigi che suo fratello.||Both Luigi and his brother are coming.|
- Note that in English a singular verb is used in sentences that have split conjunctions. In Italian a plural verb is used in sentences with split conjunctions if the two people or things involved are both the subject of the verb.
|Non vengono né lui né sua moglie.||Neither he nor his wife is coming.|