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Subject Verb Agreement With Neither

16. If two infinitives are separated by “and”, they take the plural form of the verb. * The New Fowler`s Modern English Usage edited by R.W. Burchfield. Clarendon Press: Oxford, England. 1996. Use with permission from Oxford University Press. P. 242. 8. If one of the words “everyone”, “everyone” or “no” is in front of the subject, the verb is singular. In the following questions, decide if there are no unsingulated subjects or conjunctions that unite the subjects.

And once you find out and know what the subject is, choose the verb that agrees. Let and neither are pronouns. But they can also be conjunctions (correlatives), adjectives, determinants and even adverbians. If one of the two words is used as a pronoun and as the subject of a sentence or clause – and this is the only subject – it takes a singular verb. If one of the words is used to change the subject of a sentence, a singular verb is required. Some indefinite pronouns like all, some are singular or plural, depending on what they relate to. (Is the thing we are referring to accounting or not?) Be careful in choosing a verb that accompanies such pronouns. 5) “Both men relied heavily on their wives” – unless we were talking about two men married to the same woman, go with women. 1) “You have visited the shrines of the other” – I like the feel and sound of the plural here, even if the singular is obviously not wrong. But I can`t imagine that many readers would have problems with the plural.

Such a formulation is quite common – perhaps idiomatic. If it`s a plural, use a plural code….