Learn to use neither-nor correctly

Q.  Neither Mohit (1) / and Rohit (2) / has broken (3) / the wall piece. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 06 Jan 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

ANSWER: 2
 
Formula 2:(Two persons - one quality/action - the quality or action doesn’t apply to any of the persons)
Neither +Subject 1 +Nor +Subject 2 +Verb/HV +Q/A
NeitherAjaynorJayhaspainted the wall.
In the above sentence, it has been suggested that the act of painting the wall concerns neither Ajay nor Jay.

Replace 'and' with 'nor'.

In this case, Subjects are 'Mohit and Rohit'. The above sentence suggests that the act of breaking the wall piece concerns neither Mohit nor Rohit.

The correct sentence should be: Neither Mohit nor Rohit has broken the wall piece.

** Note that the helping verb here is always according to the second subject. Here, it is 'has'. It can not be replaced by 'have'.

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