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    verb form

    Will you be so kind to answer my question?
    "Neither I nor my friend (am?is?are?) ready for the lesson."
    Either my friends or I (are?am?) to tell the true."
    What verb form must be used here?

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    Re: verb form

    Hi Nivinna


    • Neither I nor my friend is ready for the lesson.
    • Neither I nor my friend are ready for the lesson. <meaning, both>
    • Either my friends or I am to tell the true. <the verb agrees with the closest/nearest subject>
    • Either my friends are or I am to tell the truth.

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