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Which is correct : a- Neither of us has anything in common.

b- Neither of us have anything in common.

Sometimes I see that this construction is dealt with as singular and sometimes as plural.

Thank you.
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Neither ... has is the formal way to write this. Nevertheless, in informal conversation, many people use the plural.

CJ
Sorry to interrupt and thank you CJ.

How about :

None of them has/have....

I think this is similar to 'All of them', so the plural is commonly used. Right?

LiJ
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none of them has is correct for a formal context, but people commonly say none of them have.
none of it has is correct in all contexts.

all of them has is not ever correct. It is always all of them have.
all of it has is correct in all contexts.

CJ
Thank you CJ. I understand. Emotion: smile

LiJ
a- Neither of us has anything in common.

b- Neither of us have anything in common.

Apart from the has/have question, I think there is something odd about this sentence. As Jim said, the more formally "correct" choice is the singular "has," because "neither of us" refers to "neither one of us." And one person cannot "have anything in common;" it takes two people to have something in common.

These sentences are fine:

Neither of us has any money. Neither of us has a car. Neither of us has anything in common with Bob.

These sentences are odd:

Neither of us has anything in common. Neither of us look the same. Neither of us are the same age.

If you switch to "none," you're okay with sentences that require a plural subject because they involve a comparison:

None of us have anything in common. None of us are the same age. None of us look the same.

But you would not use none" if "us" consisted of only two people! You would just have to say "we have nothing in common."

Jim, do you agree?
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Hi Khoff,
I really didn't thought about that, I think you are right.

Neither of us have a car is ok, Neither of us have anything in common... is grammatically ok, but it doesn't make sense! It would be better if it was Neither of us have anything in common with Bob.

That happen in Italian too. I you said "Neither of us have anything in common," the other would answer: "Anything in common? In common with who?"
If two people don't have anything in common, they just say "We have nothing in common".

So, yeah, I believe that was a good thing to point out, Khoff. Emotion: smile

Thank you guys.And yeah maybe the sentence didn't make sense but i was preoccupied with grammar that i didn't check the meaning.

Khoff a- Neither of us has anything in common.
b- Neither of us have anything in common.
These sentences are odd:

Neither of us has anything in common. Neither of us look the same. Neither of us are the same age.
Those sentences don't make sense logically, regardless of verb use. You should say either "Neither of us looks like the other" or "We don't look the same", but not "Neither of us look(s) the same".
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