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    Neither of; Neither nor

    1)In informal conversation "neither of" can take a plural verb.

    Neither of the restaurants serves meals in the bar.

    OR

    Neither of the restaurants serve meals in the bar.

    2) Is it possible to use a plural verb when the first NP is plural and the NP closer to the verb is single?

    Neither my parents nor my brother are coming over for dinner.

    3) "I'm neither going to buy a sald or make any food today."

    Sometimes native speakers substitute "or" for "nor". Is it used colloquialy?

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    #2

    Re: Neither of; Neither nor

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    1)In informal conversation "neither of" can take a plural verb.

    Neither of the restaurants serves meals in the bar.

    OR

    Neither of the restaurants serve meals in the bar.

    2) Is it possible to use a plural verb when the first NP is plural and the NP closer to the verb is single?

    Neither my parents nor my brother are coming over for dinner.

    3) "I'm neither going to buy a sald or make any food today."

    Sometimes native speakers substitute "or" for "nor". Is it used colloquialy?
    "Neither....or" is incorrect.

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