Re: singular or plural?
I have that book by Martin Hewings, but I can honestly tell you that Mr Hewings will even say THERE IS A TABLE AND A CHAIR is standard English. I have to say sorry because I can't give you further evidence, as since living at the university I haven't been able to get access to my grammar books and my house is on another island; another thing is I have to prepare for my examination so a long and detailed answer is not possible. As to the NEITHER part of English grammar, you can use whatever verb you like, because writers including Samuel Johnson would support my point with their usage in essays.
Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich
I am studying at university in Hong Kong and major in English.