Never Agree to Disagree...
with your subjects and verbs, that is, or your pronouns and their antecedents.
Do we say "Neither of us is able to answer the phone" or "Neither of
us are able to answer the phone"? How do we make a subject and verb agree
when the two are far apart in a sentence? Should we say "One of the boys
who is in the band is sick" or "One of the boys who are in the band is
Do collective nouns like "group," "team," and "committee" take singular
or plural verbs?
Is it better to say "Do either of you have a pen" or "Does either of
you have a pen"? And what about pronoun agreement? Should we say, "Neither
of the boys ate his lunch" or "Neither of the boys ate their lunch"?
(Length: two hours)
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