• Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 12090 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > as a native (American) English speaker, his use of "doubt
    > neither" in the context used, makes perfect sense to me.

    Interesting. I, following my recollection from English lessons at school (focussing on British English but given by non-native speakers, mind you) would have used either of those exemplary expressions:

    "I doubt either of these changes were made in the main exe [...]."
    "I think neither of these changes were made in the main exe [...]."
    "I doubt neither of these changes weren't made in the main exe [...]." ;-)

    > I would think that both neither, or either would work the
    > same and convey the same meaning (to an American anyway).

    To me, "doubt neither of these" reads like the opposite, similar to "doubt none of these". I (wrongly?) understand "neither" as kind of contraction of "not" and "either".
    Maybe a non-American native speaker can chime in and enlighten us about their use of either expression ;-) Thanks for your input, though.
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