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Autor:  Márcio Farias
E-mail:  marcio_osorio@oi.com.br
Data:  05/ABR/2007 4:01 PM
Assunto:  Neither of them comes here, if ever
 
Mensagem:  Grammarians have long suggested "neither of" should (always) take a singular verb. Only informally should it take a plural verb.

"Neither of the forum regulars has ever seen an oblong flying saucer."
"Neither of the forum ... have ever seen..." (Informal)
"Neither of them speaks Klingon."
"Neither of them speak..." (Informal)
"Neither of these big, cigar-shaped flying saucers comes in the color I would like [to see] them painted in."

More on "neither" here:

http://www.sk.com.br/forum/search.php?search=&adv=&a_type=contendo&a=&e_type=contendo&e=&s_type=contendo&s=neither&b_type=contendo&b=&startdate=&enddate=



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Neither of them  –  Lilia Brik  05/ABR/2007, 2:56 PM
 Neither of them comes here, if ever  –  Márcio Farias  05/ABR/2007, 4:01 PM
Neither of them comes here, if ever  –  Dale/CR  06/ABR/2007, 1:15 AM
Neither of them x none of them  –  Márcio Farias  06/ABR/2007, 2:52 PM
Neither of them x none of them  –  Dale/CR  06/ABR/2007, 10:42 PM
Neither of them x none of them  –  Márcio Farias  07/ABR/2007, 12:33 AM
Neither of them x none of them  –  Lilia Brik  10/ABR/2007, 10:46 AM
Neither of them x none of them  –  Dale/CR  14/ABR/2007, 4:27 PM

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