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Neither religion nor politics are particularly good choices for dinner

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Neither religion nor politics are particularly good choices for dinner conversation, but the guests at the state department dinner did not seem to heed this longstanding advice, as they spent most of the night debating the U.S. response to a recent Vatican decision.

A. Neither religion nor politics are particularly good choices for dinner conversation, but
B. Neither religion nor politics are particularly good choices for dinner conversation;
C. Neither religion nor politics is a particularly good choice for dinner conversation, but
D. Religion and politics is neither a particularly good choice for dinner conversation, but
E. Religion, along with politics, are not particularly good choices for dinner conversation, and
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Option C is the only option that could be correct.

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Politics is singular
Hence Verb should be singular
'is' is reqd and not 'are'
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Neither religion nor politics are particularly good choices for dinner conversation, but the guests at the state department dinner did not seem to heed this longstanding advice, as they spent most of the night debating the U.S. response to a recent Vatican decision.

A. Neither religion nor politics are particularly good choices for dinner conversation, but
B. Neither religion nor politics are particularly good choices for dinner conversation;
C. Neither religion nor politics is a particularly good choice for dinner conversation, but
D. Religion and politics is neither a particularly good choice for dinner conversation, but
E. Religion, along with politics, are not particularly good choices for dinner conversation, and


Politics can be both singular and plural , depending upon meaning.

Politics used in the general sense is singular
But politics of a person , is plural

Here we are talking of politics in the general sense.
Please check the link below

https://english.stackexchange.com/quest ... -or-plural
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