neither (of): determiner

  • We use neither before a singular noun to mean ‘not one and not the other’.
      [neither + singular noun]
      ‘Can you come on Monday or Tuesday?’ ‘I’m afraid neither day is possible. ‘
  • We use neither of before another determiner (for example the, my, these), and before a pronoun. The noun or pronoun is plural.
      [neither of + determiner + plural noun neither of + pronoun]
      Neither of my brothers can sing.
      Neither of us saw it happen.
      After neither of + noun/pronoun, we use a singular verb in a formal style.
      Neither of my sisters is married.
      In an informal style, a plural verb is possible.
      Neither of my sisters are married.
  • We can use neither alone, without a noun or pronoun.
      ‘Which one do you want?’ Neither