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    Is this sentence correct?

    Neither of them are going to party on 10th October

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Strict grammar will tell you that "neither" takes the singular form of the verb. Neither is.

    However, in real life, we often use the plural.

    On your exam, write "is." When you speak, don't worry about it very much.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Neither of them are going to a/the party on 10th October.

    You'll hear Neither of them are going, but this is generally considered to be incorrect. You are safer with Neither of them is going

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Well, you've heard it from both sides of the Atlantic, so it must be right.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    And I totally missed the lack of an article before party!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    And I totally missed the lack of an article before party!
    Unless "to party" was being used as a verb as it is quite frequently these days.

    I'm going to party on Saturday night!
    He's ready to party.

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