I have this statement:

The document will not be indexed nor retrieved.

I know it is not correct and I must use either. So, my question is:

What is the correct sentence:

The document will not either be indexed nor retrieved


The document will not either being indexed nor retrieved

I have feeling that the second one is correct while I knew that after will we have to use the zero form, which is be not being

any reference to learn more about that grammar is appreciated.

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The correct sentence to use would be:

The document will neither be indexed nor retrieved.

You always use either with or and neither with nor, and you never use either with nor and neither with or. Here are two examples:

Choose either the red one or the blue one.

You are neither an astronaut nor a scientist.

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