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either this or that

Post by navi » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:41 pm

1) It shouldn’t be democratic or Republican to say we don’t target certain groups of people based on what they look like or how they pray.

President Obama

Source:
https://www.washingtonpost.com...m_term=.78bf51453419

2) It shouldn’t be either Democratic or Republican to say we don’t target certain groups of people based on what they look like or how they pray.

3) To say we don’t target certain groups of people based on what they look like or how they pray shouldn't be Democratic or Republican.


4) To say we don’t target certain groups of people based on what they look like or how they pray shouldn't be either Democratic or Republican.

Are '2', '3' and '4' acceptable and are they valid paraphrases of '1'?

I think the meaning is that to say we don't target certain groups of people based on what they look like or how they pray should be both Democratic and Republican.


Gratefully,
Navi
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Re: either this or that

Post by Phil White » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:18 pm

All your alternatives sound valid to me.
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