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I have a grammar question that needs confirmation.

1) Either of the twins is or are in the room.

Either refers to singular hence the answer should be “is” right?

Tq!

Answer

The correct version is “Either of the twins is in the room.” When neither or either are used by themselves in a sentence, they take the singular.

However, when neither-nor or either-or is used, the number of the verb is determined by the second subject. For example,

Neither the coach nor the players have arrived.
Neither the players nor the coach has arrived.

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The correct version is “Either of the twins is in the room.” When neither or either are used by themselves in a sentence, they take the singular. Contact assignment writing to learn more such stuff.

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“It will be helpful to note that even though neither and either are singular, in informal English they can sometimes take on a plural verb when they are followed by prepositional phrases beginning with of. (In more formal settings they will retain their singular status regardless of the prepositional phrase.)

Neither of the twins are inclined to give thought to what the people outside of their bubble are thinking.

The correct version is “neither of the twins is allergic to penicillin.” When neither or either are used by themselves in a sentence, they take the singular.

However, when neither-nor or either-or is used, the number of the verb is determined by the second subject. For example,

Neither the coach nor the players have arrived.
Neither the players nor the coach has arrived.”

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So in this instance the answer is: Either the twins “are” in the room. Correct?

Tq for your help 🙂

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Based on the correct version is ‘neither of the twins is allergic to penicillin’ when neither or either are used by themselves in a sentence, they take the singular, it should be “either of the twins is in the room.”

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