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# Erno Rubik, the Hungarian entrepreneur and inventor of the Rubik's

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Erno Rubik, the Hungarian entrepreneur and inventor of the Rubik's Cube, has come up with a new puzzle so complicated neither he or anybody else either has been able to calculate a formula for its solution.

A. so complicated neither he or anybody else either has
B. so complicated neither he and no one else either has
C. so complicated that neither he nor anyone else have
D. of such complication that he and no one else either has
E. so complicated that neither he nor anyone else has

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31 Dec 2017, 04:42
E.
It should be NEITHER he NOR ANYONE else HAS...
1. As it's anyone (i.e. singular) therefore it should be HAS.
2. Neither-nor and either-or work hand in hand when needed.

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31 Dec 2017, 06:30
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Imo E
neither nor
Either or

Anyone needs singular

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14 Mar 2018, 08:09
gmatFalcon wrote:
Erno Rubik, the Hungarian entrepreneur and inventor of the Rubik's Cube, has come up with a new puzzle so complicated neither he or anybody else either has been able to calculate a formula for its solution.

A. so complicated neither he or anybody else either has
B. so complicated neither he and no one else either has
C. so complicated that neither he nor anyone else have
D. of such complication that he and no one else either has
E. so complicated that neither he nor anyone else has

Neither he nor anyone construction is correct construction, so A,B and D is eliminated.

Between C and E anyone/somone/sombody requires singular verb so has is correct construction. C have SV error.

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31 Oct 2018, 02:49
gmatFalcon wrote:
Erno Rubik, the Hungarian entrepreneur and inventor of the Rubik's Cube, has come up with a new puzzle so complicated neither he or anybody else either has been able to calculate a formula for its solution.

A. so complicated neither he or anybody else either has
B. so complicated neither he and no one else either has
C. so complicated that neither he nor anyone else have
D. of such complication that he and no one else either has
E. so complicated that neither he nor anyone else has

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E

The differences between the answer choices are small, but important. First of all, which is better,“so com- plicated” or “of such complication”? The latter sounds less idiomatic, so you can cross out (D). Next, you should remember that “neither”is paired with “nor,” so you can cross out (B), which has the unid- iomatic “neither he and no one else.” Notice also that where we have the “neither . . .nor” construction, it's redundant to add the word “either.” This allows us to eliminate (A).With “neither ...nor,”the noun agrees withwhatfollows “nor.”“Anyone” is singular, so “have”in (C) is wrong.
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