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Which is correct, “neither is” or “neither are”?

Bob: "Can I set the font color? Can I customize the text?" Frank: "Neither of these options is available. Sorry!" Is "neither is" always correct or should one use "neither are" in some cases and ...
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Controversy over verb choice in “neither you nor I {is/am/are} in control”

I was watching the film A Game of Shadows starring Robert Downey Junior and Jude Law when this line came up, "...neither you nor I is in control..." (I can’t remember the exact words that ended the ...
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Usage of “neither . . . nor” versus “not . . . or”

First, this is not a dupe of: "Not bad either" versus "not bad neither" nor a dupe of: "Neither Michael nor Albert is correct" or "Neither Michael nor Albert are ...
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“Neither is” or “neither are” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which is correct, “neither is” or “neither are”? Which is correct? No, neither of these websites is biased as they give a wide range of informative information without ...
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2answers
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If a noun phrase is made of two noun-like words that conjugate differently, then which conjugation do you use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Neither Michael nor Albert is correct” or “Neither Michael nor Albert are correct”? Is “either you or [third-person]” followed by a ...
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4answers
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Which should I use with “neither/nor”: “has” or “have”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Which is correct, “neither is” or “neither are”? “Neither Michael nor Albert is correct” or “Neither Michael nor Albert are correct&...
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1answer
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Neither the plates nor the serving bowl “goes” or “go” on that shelf? [duplicate]

Neither the plates nor the serving bowl goes on that shelf. Neither the plates nor the serving bowl go on that shelf. What form of the verb is better in this context, singular or plural? Which ...
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2answers
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Neither A nor B could bring themselves to say something [duplicate]

Why is the following sentence incorrect? "Neither Gore nor Bush could bring themselves to utter a word in defense of scientific truth." I was told that it should be: "Neither Gore nor Bush could ...
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“Neither of you understands him as I do” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which is correct, “neither is” or “neither are”? “Neither Michael nor Albert is correct” or “Neither Michael nor Albert are correct”? Neither of you understands him as I do ...
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0answers
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Should the following sentence use the English or plural form of the verb? [duplicate]

Is it grammatically correct to use the singular? Neither sympathy nor empathy is relevant to the decision. Or should I be using the plural form? Neither sympathy nor empathy are relevant to the ...
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0answers
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Neither you nor I is [duplicate]

I was struck by PM Johnson's 'neither he nor I are' a few days ago, which seemed to me obviously ungrammatic, and searched this site, where I found this: Controversy over verb choice in "neither ...