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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 sick"?

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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