Subject-verb agreement

A small discovery about the English language I thought I'd share. According to the English department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison,

If one subject is singular and one is plural, the verb agrees with the nearer subject. For example, "Neither the television nor the radios work", and "Neither the radios nor the television works".

Well, I didn't think it was obvious.

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