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1. Neither my assistant nor I am available....
2. Neither my assistant nor I is available....
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But you can say: Neither I nor my assistant IS available.
either/neither, or/nor? What about their usage?
neither (think of it as not either) is a negative. You may have neither cake. Be hungry!
or - positive option. You may have strawberry or chocolate cake. Yum Yum.
nor - (think of the n for no) negative option. You may have neither strawberry nor chocolate cake. How mean I am!
" Neither my assistant (am available)"
Obviously, the first part is incorrect. So, must one focus on the last nounto establish the proper tense?
That's right - the second noun or pronoun determines the person of the verb.
It's not a pretty piece of grammar. Both the correct and incorrect versions are
likely to distress the reader or listener. Sometimes it's best to rephrase the whole
New question: Please explain the usage of a/an as it relates to the word "hour." I understand it is common usage to say " an hour". However, according to the rules of grammer, if I remember correctly, A,E,I,O,U and sometimes Y, are usually preceded by "an". H in this case, being a consonent, how do you explain this variance.
It's how you pronounce it, not how you spell it, that determines the article.
Neither Ali nor his friends want to go home.
Which is acceptable? I mean the relative pronoun 'his' seems *** to be placed in front. isn't it?
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