Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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March 19, 2003

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Neither is or neither are

  • March 19, 2003, 10:35am

"Neither" can be singular or plural, depending on what it refers to. ("Neither the teachers nor the administration are being reasonable in these negotiations"; "neither the teacher nor the dean is being reasonable in these negotiations.") "Vodka" and "rum" are singular; hence the choice is one singular thing or another; hence the "is." -- BTW, often, when in doubt, one can take the coward's way out and say "neither would be ideal." No agreement to deal with.