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Is the use of box in this sentence correct?

Neither of the box of chocolates is suitable as a gift.

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There are two ways to fix this sentence, it's slightly wrong. You can either say

Neither box of chocolates is suitable as a gift.

or

Neither of the boxes of chocolates is suitable as a gift.

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    "neither of the boxen of chocolates..." surely ;-) – Martin F Jan 19 '14 at 5:55
  • @martinf only if the chocolates are GPL – asfallows Jan 19 '14 at 15:58

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