i would like to know the use of neither/either.
Which is correct?
Neither John nor Harry like soup
Neithjer John nor Harry likes soup.
The Standard is:
neither [singular noun] nor [singular noun] + singular verbEx: Neither John nor Harry likes soup. (Meaning, neither one likes soup.)
neither [plural noun] nor [plural noun] + plural verbEx: Neither the Johnsons nor the Harrisons like soup.Please note, speakers both now and then do and have indeed used neither [singular noun] nor [singular noun] with a plural verb. (Sources cited here).
Does that help?