The writer questioned the use of a plural verb in the following example, believing that it was incorrect because neither, being singular, should be followed by a singular verb. Neither his son nor his daughter were present at the funeral.
Which is correct neither of us is capable of winning or neither of us are capable of winning?
If thats a typo, then its done you a favor. Neither is is correct because the verb agrees in number with the subject, which is neither not us, which is neither of us is capable of winning.
Were playing or was playing?
The only acceptable response is I was playing. Using were would mean that several people were engaging in the activity of playing.
Is neither of us singular or plural?
When used as a pronoun to mean not the one or the other, neither is grammatically singular and typically takes singular verbs like is and has: Neither of them is/are a rocket scientist. Neither of us is/are happy about this.
The singular pronoun neither, which calls for a singular verb (is), serves as the sentences subject.
Was your friends or were your friends?
It is clear that you should have used was (neither he nor one of his friends was) if the sentence began with neither her friends nor his friends. However, if the sentence began with one of his friends, rather than his friends, you should have used were.
Which of the following is correct neither students nor their teacher is participating in this play neither students nor their teacher are participating in this play?
|Incorrect:||Neither students nor their teacher are participating in this play.|
|Correct:||Neither students nor their teacher is participating in this play.|
Which of the following is correct neither of the players in the last game was injured Neither of the players in the last game were injured?
True: Neither of the games top players sustained an injury.
Is it correct two and two make four?
The phrase Two and two make four is grammatically correct because the verb make in the plural agrees with the plural compound subject two and two.
Which of the following is correct * I havent barely started to think about my exam I have barely started to think about my exam?
Correct: I have barely begun to think about my exam. Nobody, nothing, never are considered emphatic.
When in doubt, use this simple rule: If you can replace the word with he or she, use who. If you can replace it with him or her, use whom. Who should be used to refer to the subject of a sentence.
The right response is get.
The number of the subjects and verbs must AGREE, so if the subject is singular, the verb must also be singular, and if the subject is plural, the verb must also be plural.