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    Neither and Either

    I went to similar threads but they were not helping.

    "Either cakes or biscuit is/are delicious".

    Which one is more common?

    I would say Proximity Rule uses "is" rather than "are".

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    Re: Neither and Either

    "Either cakes or biscuits are delicious."
    "Either cake or biscuit is delicious."
    I've never heard "cakes or biscuit". I think if you were going to make one of the words plural, it would be biscuits.

    "Either John or Mary is the best student." "Neither John nor Mary is the best student."
    "Either boys or girls are better at maths. Or perhaps neither are better than the others at maths."

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    Re: Neither and Either

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Either cakes or biscuits are delicious."
    "Either cake or biscuit is delicious."
    I've never heard "cakes or biscuit". I think if you were going to make one of the words plural, it would be biscuits.

    "Either John or Mary is the best student." "Neither John nor Mary is the best student."
    "Either boys or girls are better at maths. Or perhaps neither are better than the others at maths."
    Yeah, I think it's better to say it as collective noun.

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