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    #1

    has/have after either ... or ...

    Hello,

    Either the members of the government or the president has/have to introduce this law and submit it for consideration

    Usually we use a singular form of a verb after the construction "either ... or ...", but here "members" is in the plural. So what would you choose?

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    Re: has/have after either ... or ...

    The use of 'members' means that you need to use 'have'.

    Without that, it's 'Either the government or the president has to introduce. . . .'

    Rover

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