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Which is correct?

Which is correct?

Cornbread, in addition to some warm milk, are good for puppies.

Cornbread, in addition to some warm milk, is good for puppies.

Slide 30

Correct

Correct

Cornbread, in addition to some warm milk, is good for puppies. Cornbread is

Slide 31

Donít be confused by either/or and neither/nor.

Donít be confused by either/or and neither/nor.

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Neither Billy nor Little Ann knows which way the raccoon ran.

Neither Billy nor Little Ann knows which way the raccoon ran.

(Both parts are singular, so use a singular verb.)

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Neither the boys nor the girls know which way the raccoon ran.

Neither the boys nor the girls know which way the raccoon ran.

(Both parts are plural, so use a plural verb.)

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Neither the dogs nor Billy knows which way the raccoon ran.

Neither the dogs nor Billy knows which way the raccoon ran.

(One part is plural and one part is singular. The singular part comes right before the verb, so use a singular verb.)

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Neither Billy nor the hounds know which way the raccoon ran.

Neither Billy nor the hounds know which way the raccoon ran.

(One part is plural and one part is singular. The plural part comes right before the verb, so use a plural verb.)

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Wrong Either Little Ann or Old Dan hunt during the heat of the summer.

Wrong Either Little Ann or Old Dan hunt during the heat of the summer.

Right

Either Little Ann or Old Dan hunts during the heat of the summer.

Slide 37

Which is correct?

Which is correct?

Neither the boys or their mother sings in the church choir.

Neither the boys or their mother sing in the church choir.

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Correct

Correct

Neither the boys or their mother sings in the church choir. Mother sings

Slide 39

Which is correct?

Which is correct?

Either Grandpa or Billy grind corn at the general store.

Either Grandpa or Billy grinds corn at the general store.

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Correct

Correct

b) Either Grandpa or Billy grinds corn at the general store. Either (one) grinds

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Donít be confused by noun phrases referring to a single unit.

Donít be confused by noun phrases referring to a single unit.

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