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I have a sentence

I will call neither you nor him

I guess it means

I won't call neither you nor him

Out of it it's not clear whether I will call anyone at all but I want to say that I will call but among the people I will call there will be neither you nor him. Can I say it like

I will call somebody else, NOT neither you nor him

or should it be like

I will call somebody else, neither you nor him

I am worried NOT neither you nor him = 2 negations which is a bad grammar.

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I will call neither you nor him I guess it means I won't call neither you nor him

No, it doesn’t mean that.

Either...or = this one or that one.

Neither...nor = not this one and not that one.

Either...or is used to make a choice between two or more options, but we are not sure that which one is definite.

Neither...nor is used to emphasize that more than one thing is not possible.


I won't call neither you nor him

We don’t use “‘neither...or” in negative constructions, but we do use “either...or” in a negative construction. This is already a negative sentence (consisting of not), therefore, there is no need to add a negative word (neither) here. Using two negatives usually turns the sentence into a positive one.

I am worried NOT neither you nor him = 2 negations which is a bad grammar.

Yes, you are right.

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