Meaning of NEITHER in English
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>.
Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary. Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка. 2012