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Either Wally nor me - should this be Wally or I is?

See example:

Neither Wally nor me are willing to sell these pugs separately; indeed, my partner and appraiser believe that someone who is knowledgeable in the world of antiques are waiting for these pugs, which are indigenous to China.
asked May 07 '12 at 00:02 Dawn New member

So, from what I am understanding, it should be Wally and I....

DawnMay 07 '12 at 20:23

And I have their.."everyone of our customer are already the owner" or should it be " is the owner"

DawnMay 07 '12 at 20:25

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While using "Either_____ or" and "Neither _____ nor" verb agrees with the subject closer to the verb.

 

In your case the pronoun I comes closer to verb so it should be am. See here:

 

Neither Wally nor I am willing to sell these pugs separately. Indeed, my partner and appraiser believe that someone who is knowledgeable in the world of antiques is waiting for these pugs, which are indigenous to China.

link comment answered May 07 '12 at 09:48 Rahul Gupta Expert
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That is correct, but sounds awkward in this case.  How about something like:

Neither Wally nor I will sell ...

link comment answered May 07 '12 at 18:14 Kay M Purcell New member

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