How to use “neither” in second-person plural?

I am trying to say “Neither of you was my student”, but placing myself as the subject, i.e. “I was neither of _____ teacher. I can’t figure out what goes in the blank.

“I was neither of your teacher” is my best guess, but it sounds weird. Is there something that fits in the blank that makes grammatical sense?

Answer

There is nothing you can put into the exact sentence you have that makes sense.

If you have to use I as the subject and use the word neither, your only choice is to rephrase the sentence.

You could say:

I taught neither of you.
I was a teacher to neither of you.
I had neither of you as a student.

You could even do something with multiple clauses (although it sounds a bit odd):

You each had a teacher, but I was neither of yours.

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