--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Nelson" <nelsonriddle2001@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> 
wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer 
<fairfieldlife@> 
> > > wrote:
> > > <snip>
> > > > Remember that story I posted about a week ago which I 
entitled "A 
> > > > Story for Judy and Barry"? Neither of you commented on it.
> > > 
> > > I thought it was trite and simplistic, actually, Rick,
> > > and not at all to the point.  Neither Barry nor I is an
> > +++   Does "I is" sound right?  Some of the modern English seems 
to be
> > getting out of hand.  N.
> 
> Good question.  "Barry am" can't be right, though.
> 
> I had originally written "are," but that's not correct,
> because "neither/nor" takes a singular verb.
> 
> I can't think of any way to get around "Barry am"
> or "I is."  Suggestions?
>

For some reason the best one I can think of with "neither - nor"
is "Neither is Barry nor am I", but I have no idea how that "wrong" 
order of subject and predicate sounds to native speakers of English...






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