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    Default Why is the verb singular with distributive pronoun neither?

    "Neither of the accusations is true." Why is are not there? "Neither of the
    accusations are true." thanks.

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    Default Re: Why is the verb singular with distributive pronoun neither?

    'Neither' means 'neither one'; the reference is singular.

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