Learn English – When refering to 2 people, do you use “have” or “has”?

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Example –

If you or Theresa has time, let me know.
If you or Theresa have time, let me know.

Which one is correct?

Best Answer

The subject is singular - it's either Tom or Theresa. The verb form usually depends on the principle of proximity:

If you or Theresa has time ...

If Theresa or you have time ...