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Oct 22 2008   7:19PM GMT

Writing for Business – neither is / are

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

laptop1.jpg Which is correct?

Neither of the software applications _____ backwards compatible.
a. is
b. are

Correct answer: a

The pronoun neither is the subject of the sentence. Neither is singular and requires a singular verb (is).

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  • Cchap
    Noooooo, it's Monday, and now this? I answered wrong again. I thought this one was a gimme! :)
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