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Jun 30 2009   2:32PM GMT

Neither/nor and verb agreement



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Tags:
Business writing
CIO
Microsoft
neither / nor
open source
Quiz
subject-verb agreement
VMware
typing Which is correct?
Neither Microsoft nor VMware _____ that open source products pose a challenge.
a. deny
b. denies

Answer: b

Explanation: When two singular subjects are joined by or or nor, use the singular verb form.

On Seeing Indigo, Hannah Kingrey discusses issues with subject/verb agreement.

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