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Is ' Neither of us...' singular form or plural? Is ' Neither of us...' singular form or plural? In the dictionary, it has two exmple of 'Neigher', 1.Neither of us is a teacher. 2.Neither of us are students.
Oct 21, 2019 8:27 AM
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Fowlers modern English usage devotes a lot of space to discussing whether neither/ either is singular or plural and essentially there are plenty of examples of both forms being used. To me as a native English speaker both forms are acceptable so 1.Neither of us is a teacher. 2.Neither of us are students. are both fine. Just don't say "neither of us are a teacher" or "neither us is students".
October 21, 2019
In formal written English is a singular verb but still in spoken English it is ok to use plural
October 21, 2019
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