Is this sentence correct?

He gave them no money nor did he help them.

I know neither nor is followed by the same auxiliary verb. But, is this also true to the sentences which uses nor without neither?


This is good question.

Okay, the sentence structure seems incorrect.

Whilst neither...nor is quite a popular format, nor without neither is to be used cautiously.

Using nor alone refers to and..not or or not. I don't smoke. Nor do I drink.

From the Guardian:

Google alone cannot, and should not, bear this burden. It is a company, not a human rights organisation. Nor is it a state.

Having this said, your sentence can be rephrased as (one of the ways):

He did not give them money. Nor did he help them.

Further reading here.

  • I don't see why the rephrasing is needed. For example, "Mithrandir never spoke to us of what was to be, nor did he reveal his purposes." --Lord of the Rings. May 3 '14 at 8:55
  • @DamkerngT. I said one of the ways and I rephrased it to make OP understand and match with the standard examples I gave.
    – Maulik V
    May 3 '14 at 8:58

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