Can Neither and Nor be used interchangeably in this context? For example:

I'm not good. Neither are you/Nor are you.

I know that I can use "Neither are you" in that context. But I wonder whether it's possible to use "Nor are you".

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In your example, after "I'm not good.", "Neither are you." and "Nor are you." are equally acceptable.

We use neither and nor + auxiliary/modal verb + subject to mean ‘also not’:

A: I hate snakes. I can’t even look at a picture of a snake. B: Neither can I.

A: Jacqueline doesn’t drive. B: Nor does Gina.

Neither, neither nor, not either (Cambridge)

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