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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droste

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April 10, 2003

Total number of comments

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Neither is or neither are

  • April 10, 2003, 2:08pm

If neither is ideal, why would either of them be mentioned in the recipe? To illustrate my point: "For coconut cream pie, ground beef or ceramic tiles can be used, though neither is ideal."

While grammar is important, one should place a higher importance on the overall meaningfulness of the sentence to begin with.

In this case, the author should have replaced this clumsy sentence with:

"Ideally this recipe calls for GIN, however, you may substitute with rum or vodka."