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Referring back to Mike on Nov 11. I found this blog because I was writing an email to a friend, who had invited my wife and me to a cards evening. I wanted to say that "neither of us are cardplayers", but I know that in that case, I should use "is". But I also can't say "neither of us is cardplayers". So perhaps I should say "neither of us is a cardplayer" which sounds ridiculous to me. Is the conclusion that, in situations like this, one should reconstruct the sentence entirely. So I should really say something like "we aren't cardplayers". Fine when you're writing, but how do you avoid getting into a tangle when talking!!

grahammears October 13, 2010, 5:25am

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