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Jul 8 2008   9:12PM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business – July 8, 2008

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Which is correct?

Neither the CEO nor the CIO _____ contributing to the company B2B blog.
a. is
b. are

Answer: a

Neither signals the writer that one of the following nouns is the subject of the sentence.  Use the noun closest to the verb to select agreement. CIO is singular, so use a singular verb.

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