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JWebb

He-he

CraigC

This would be the perfect opportunity to ask you a question about something that's been bugging me.

"Either you or she are," or "Either you or she is?"

The "or" operator requires a singular verb, but in the case of the verb "to be," the second person is "are," and the third person is "is." I suppose you're going to tell me that it's the order that determines it, but both versions sound awkward to me.

gail

Either you or she is

Agreement is determined by proximity.

gail

That's the rule, but it's perfectly fine to break it when the result sounds bad. There's plenty of precedent in literature.

CraigC

Well, I'm all for breaking the rules, yannow.

XuYu

Maybe this explains why the Japanese are SO STOOOPID -- they don't use pronouns! BWAAAHAHAHAHA!

gail

Watashi, anata, etc. etc. Those are pronouns.

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