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    Neither May and her friends are attending...

    1. Neither May and her friends are attending the party.
    2. Either May and her friends are attending the party.

    For the above sentences, we use "are" because "friends" is plural.

    Am I correct?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Neither May and her friends are attending...

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    1. You need... Neither ... nor... .
    2 . Do you mean Both ... and ... or Either ... or ...?
    2. I mean "either....or".

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    Re: Neither May and her friends are attending...

    Yes.
    Either May or her friends are attending the party.
    Neither May nor her friends are attending the party.
    Consider using "going to" instead of "attending" in the above.

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    Re: Neither May and her friends are attending...

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Either May or her friends are attending the party.
    It's a possible sentence, but not very likely.

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    Re: Neither May and her friends are attending...

    I see it as more possible than unlikely.

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