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When using neither and nor in a sentence, how do you deal with subject–verb agreement?

For example, which one of this pair is the more acceptable of the two?

  1. Neither German nor English show significantly different results from French.
  2. Neither German nor English shows significantly different results from French.

And what about this pair?

  1. Neither Germans nor Englishmen show significantly different results from Frenchmen.
  2. Neither Germans nor Englishmen shows significantly different results from Frenchmen.
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  • I hope you don't mind that I've edited your question to try make clearer the choices before you. Your use of "Group A" etc didn't allow us to answer you because we didn't know the number of whatever you planned to put in there as a concrete word. The short story is that the number of the subject nearest the verb governs its number, so here English takes a singular verb but Englishmen takes a plural one.
    – tchrist
    Aug 27 at 5:20