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Either he or I am to attend the meeting.
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  • Silja
  • Apr 30th 2014, 08:23
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Sentence #283712

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Either he or I am to attend the meeting.
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dan
Enten han eller jeg skal deltage i mødet.
epo
Aŭ li aŭ mi ĉeestos la kunvenon.
epo
Aŭ li aŭ mi ĉeestos la kunsidon.
fin
Joko hänen tai minun täytyy osallistua siihen kokoukseen.
fra
Ce sera lui ou moi qui ira à la réunion.
jpn
彼か私のどちらかがその会合に出席する。
(かれ)(わたし) の どちら か が その 会合(かいごう)出席(しゅっせき) する 。
jpn
彼か私かのどちらかがその会合に出席しなければならない。
(かれ)(わたし) か の どちら か が その 会合(かいごう)出席(しゅっせき) しなければならない 。
spa
Bien él bien yo vamos a asistir a la reunión.
tlh
qep vIjeS jIH pagh jeS ghaH.
ber
Ya d nekk, ya d netta ara iḥedṛen deg temlilit-nni.
deu
Entweder er oder ich gehen zu dem Meeting.
epo
Estos li aŭ mi, kiu iros al la kunsido.
vie
Hoặc anh ấy, hoặc tôi sẽ đi họp.

Comments

hayastan
May 8th 2014, 03:59
@NNC
patgfisher
May 8th 2014, 07:10
(responding to @NNC)

The sentence is correct but sounds a bit funny. When using either/or with two subjects, the verb should agree in number and form with the subject closer to "or". (In this case it is "I", therefore "am" is correct).
The following sentence would not sound as odd (but may not match the other sentences)
"Either he or I will attend the meeting"
(I would welcome other English speakers' input.)
CK
CK
May 8th 2014, 07:16 - edited May 8th 2014, 07:21
It's correct, but I would avoid using this kind of sentence myself.
Instead, I'd either use what patgfisher suggested ("Either he or I will attend the meeting") or I'd say [#3238349] "One of us will attend the meeting" assuming the listener knew who "he" was, or I'd mention him by name, [#3238350] "Either Tom or I will attend the meeting."

By current Tatoeba Project guidelines, we shouldn't change this. However, I wouldn't want to adopt it or tag it OK.