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    HOW TO PROPERLY USE "NEITHER NOR"

    1.Neither the students nor the teachers......come
    (a. ARE, b. HAVE)
    I know answer is HAVE but why can't i use "are" are is also a plural...

    pls help me ....sorry for my bad english .

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    Re: HOW TO PROPERLY USE "NEITHER NOR"

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****





    That sentence is just a very elegant way to say:

    The students have not come, and the teachers have not come.

    (In Modern English, we do not say "The students/teachers are come.")

    *****

    May I also gently remind you that the word "English" is always capitalized.

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