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do [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2007, 14:25
"you don't have a choice. neither of us does/do."
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Re: do [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2007, 14:58
bmwhype2 wrote:
"you don't have a choice. neither of us does/do."


"you don't have a choice. neither of us does"

'Neither of us' is singular

"Both of us do"

'both of us' is plural
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2007, 17:33
this is an interesting question.. any other takers? Irina, what is your source? Thanks!
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Re: do [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2007, 17:38
IrinaOK wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
"you don't have a choice. neither of us does/do."


"you don't have a choice. neither of us does"

'Neither of us' is singular

"Both of us do"

'both of us' is plural


ok. just making sure

she does her homework
they do their homework
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2007, 22:03
A good post...
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 07:34
either/neither when alone are always singular. So I'd go for "does" typically. But it may not be straightforward in all cases though.

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You does your homework

First one is right, so does it make using "do" here in the sentence right. If it was "either of you", would u still have used "does"? That would sound totally wrong though.

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As a subject, “either” is singular. it’s the opposite of “both,” and refers to one at a time: “Either ketchup or mustard is good on a hot dog.” But if “either” is modifying a subject in an “either . . . or” phrase, then the number of the verb is determined by the number of the second noun: “Either the puppy or the twins seem to need my attention every other minute.”

Dont you think "us" is the subject here and not "either"?

I would go for "DO"
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2007, 11:49
Interestig post.
ioiio - You raised valid questions but that was valid when it was "either or us" and here it is "either of us"....

As per MGMAT SC book...we need to ingnore "of construction" except in case of SANAM pronoums.... so either of us does sound correct grammatically unless there is some other rule....
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