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    #1

    neither of you has/have

    I came across this question when attempting some grammar exercises:

    "You are both guilty as charged for neither of you has/have an identity card on you now," said the policeman.

    I thought the answer is "have" due to "you" but the answer key shows "has" as the correct answer. Why is this so?

    Thank you for teaching me

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    Re: neither of you has/have

    If the following is correct, I would consider both 'has' and 'have' to be acceptable, but I am not a teacher.
    'Neither of them has/have a car.'── quoted from http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...er_1?q=neither

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    #3

    Re: neither of you has/have

    Purists insist on the singular form pf the verb when both subjects are singular, but many people accept the plural.

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    #4

    Re: neither of you has/have

    I would choose "has" here. The sense is that neither one nor the other has an identity card.

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