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Verbs


Rule 8:
Singular subjects such as each and either are always singular.
Subjects such as each, either, neither, and everyone, followed by prepositional phrases containing plural words ("each of the men," "either of the children"), can be thought of as really meaning "each one" and "either one." These are always singular.

Examples:
anybody anything every every one
anyone each everybody everything
any one either everyone neither
nobody nothing somebody some one
no one one someone something

Thus, we use singular verbs with them:

Each of the men is applying for the promotion.
Either of the children sings well.
Neither of the applicants was qualified for the position.
Something is wrong here.


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