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    Either Jim or his friend will win the contest.

    Either Jim or his friend will win the contest.

    What is the subject here?

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    Re: Either Jim or his close friends win the contest

    It must be the phrase Either Jim or his friend.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Either Jim or his close friends win the contest

    I think we have effectively two clause melded into one: Either Jim will win the contest or his friend will win the contest. Jim is the subject of the first clause, and his friend the subject of the second. Thus, the subject of the original clause is either Jim or his friend. ​GS's analysis seems to me to be more practical.

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    Re: Either Jim or his friend will win the contest.

    I have changed your thread title, rock-onn.

    Please make sure the wording of your title is the same as that of the sentence you are asking about.

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