not one nor the other of two things or people Neither answer is correct. Neither of them has/have a car. They produced two reports, neither of which contained any useful suggestions. ‘Which do you like?’ ‘Neither. I think they're both ugly.’ Grammar Pointneither / either After neither and either you use a singular verb:Neither candidate was selected for the job. Neither of and either of are followed by a plural noun or pronoun and a singular or plural verb. A plural verb is more informal:Neither of my parents speaks/speak a foreign language. When neither… nor… or either… or… are used with two singular nouns, the verb can be singular or plural. A plural verb is more informal. Word Origin Middle English: alteration (by association with either) of Old English nawther, contraction of nāhwæther (from nā ‘no’ + hwæther ‘whether’).