1. He has never experienced joy, sadness and anger with such a great passion.

  2. He has never experienced joy, sadness, nor anger with such passion before.”

What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences?

  • If you change the second sentence, a comparison could be made. 2. He has experienced neither joy, sadness, nor anger with such passion before. Alternatively, you could keep the second sentence as is, except for replacing nor with or. May 13, 2020 at 5:47
  • I've never seen "neither A, B, nor C"; this site seems to support that in a series of more than two items, the "nor" must be repeated before each term after the first: quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/when-use-nor May 13, 2020 at 6:16
  • @JackO'Flaherty Using nor with more than two items is nonstandard, but it's still done. The method by which it's done varies between people and style guides. I was less concerned with picking a style than with replacing never with neither. In an answer, the various styles could be given. May 13, 2020 at 6:31


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