Meaning of NEITHER in English

NEITHER

adj.

Function: pronoun

Date: 13th century

: not the one or the other of two or more

usage Some commentators insist that neither must be used with a singular verb. It generally is, but especially when a prepositional phrase intervenes between it and the verb, a plural verb is quite common < neither of those ideal solutions are in sight ― C. P. Snow>.

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