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Like most indefinite pronouns, either is singular. As a subject, it takes a singular verb. (See also the discussion of subject-verb agreement.) When either is an antecedent, the pronoun that refers to it is singular. (See also the discussion of pronoun-antecedent agreement.)

Either is fine with me. [subject]

Either of the choices has its merits. [antecedent]

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