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    #1

    neither nor

    what is correct?

    He states that neither anxiety nor depression is/are playing a permanent role in his life right now.

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    Re: neither nor

    Quote Originally Posted by Swati Maydeo View Post
    what is correct?

    He states that neither anxiety nor depression is/are playing a permanent role in his life right now.
    "is" is correct. The rule is that the noun or pronoun closer to the verb determines what the verb should be. Of course in this sentence both nouns are singular.
    But consider the following sentences.
    1...Neither the children nor I am interested in doing that.
    2...Neither I nor the children are interested in doing that.

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    #3

    Re: neither nor

    Thank you very much!!! :)

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