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Autor:  Márcio Farias
E-mail:  marcio_osorio@oi.com.br
Data:  06/ABR/2007 2:52 PM
Assunto:  Neither of them x none of them
 
Mensagem:  (a) "Neither of the forum visitors seems interested"
(b) "None of the forum visitors seem..."

According to most commercially available grammar manuals, (a) takes a singular verb and (b), a plural one.

At some point (the ascertainment of which certainly would englighten the industrious ESL learner) we could use both structures interchangeably. If none of us will take usage for granted, neither of us should.

Thank you. At whatever point.


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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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