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Subject-Verb Agreement--Exceptions Review of subject-verb agreement with neither and either Example Neither of the guys is available. Either of the shirts is appropriate for the concert. ¢ « CENGAGE «© Learning: Explanation Formally, neither and either have singular verb agreement. Informal use of neither and either Neither of them are able to come. Either ofthe shirts are appropriate for the concert Informally, some speakers use plural verb agreement with neither and either, Do not use this in formal writing or speaking. Review of subject-verb agreement with there + be ‘There are stil two tickets left, Vv plural noun ‘There are the two guys from our study group. v plural noun When there is used as a subject, be agrees with the noun that follows it. In this case, are is used with plural nouns. Informal use of there + be Grammar Café Copyright © Cengage Learning ‘There's still two tickets left. Vv plural noun There's the two guys from our study group. Vv plural noun Informally, some speakers use singular verb agreement even when the noun is plural. In this case, the contraction ’s is usually used, Do not use this in formal writing or speaking Not reproducible without written permission of publisher