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    Neither

    Which is correct:

    Neither Peter nor his friends were present when the bell rang.

    or

    Neither Peter nor his friends was present when the bell rang.

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    Re: Neither

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Which is correct:

    Neither Peter nor his friends were present when the bell rang.

    or

    Neither Peter nor his friends was present when the bell rang.
    The noun closer to the verb determines whether a singlular or plural verb should be used.

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