Is "I have neither." a sentence fragment?
Do you have a black or dark blue dress?
I have neither.
Would "I have neither." be a whole sentence, or a sentence fragment?
Ok, here is the issue with your problem.
Some people will think that neither should be used as an adjective to answer the question:
"I have neither a black or dark blue dress."
In the above sentence, the object is the dress and "neither" is just an adjective, so some people are fooled into thinking you can't have an adjective function as your DO.
However, since you are using "neither" in response to a question which already established the object, you could have responded like this:
"I have neither of them." In this case, Neither is a pronoun and is actually the object itself and "of them" is a clarifying prepositional phrase.
Since both parties already know what "neither" is referencing, the clarification is unnecessary and "of them" can be dropped.
Long story short:
Under the constraints of your quote, "I have neither." is an acceptable response.
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