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Neither the judge nor I am ready to announce who the winner

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Neither the judge nor I am ready to announce who the winner [#permalink]

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30 Mar 2005, 11:35
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Neither the judge nor I am ready to announce who the winner is.

A.Neither the judge nor I am ready to announce who the winner is.
B.Neither the judge nor I are ready to announce who the winner is.
C.Neither the judge nor I are ready to announce who is the winner.
D.Neither the judge nor I am ready to announce who is the winner.
E.Neither I or the judge are ready to announce who is the winner.
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30 Mar 2005, 12:54

"Neither the Judge nor I.." means that there are two people and therfore the plural "are" is more appropriate than the singular "am". That leaves B, C or E and out of those I choose B because "...who the winner is" counds correct to me and "...who is the winner" in C and E seems like the statement is ending in a question when it shouldn't.
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30 Mar 2005, 13:21
"A"

Paddy is right, last subject determines the verb.

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30 Mar 2005, 13:36
Two singular subjects connected by either/or or neither/nor require a singular verb as in,
Examples
1)Neither John nor Susan is available.
2)Either Kiana or Casey helps today with stage decorations.

When a singular subject is connected by or or nor to a plural subject, put the plural subject last and use a plural verb.
Example The book or the magazines are on the shelf

for more details refer to link: http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/subjectVerbAgree.asp
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30 Mar 2005, 13:36
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