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Questions tagged [neither-nor]

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He doesn't play football “or” tennis. Is it correct?

As the title says, should I say: He doesn't play football or tennis. Or He doesn't play football nor tennis. Or "nor" only comes with "neither" ? And will it be also be correct to say: "He ...
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Using “whether .. or” in negated sentence

I have a sentence like this: .. and have no students whether from the same city or others at all Is it correct? Or would using neither as below seems better: .. and have no students neither ...
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Can we say positive verbs + neither?

I ask my question by the following example: A: Would you like tea or coffee? B: I don't want either. Can we say the following instead of the above one?: A: Would you like tea or coffee? B: I ...
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Which is the right one? “neither bought” or “bought neither” [closed]

Which is the correct one? John neither bought a car nor a bike John bought neither a car nor a bike
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Can Neither and Nor be used interchangeably in this context?

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 ...
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Replying with “neither” in passive for active sentence

For example: They don't allow you to enter the room. How to say that they don't allow me to enter too? What is the shortest way to say it? Is it possible to use neither in such situation? Neither do ...
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Is the “neither-nor” correctly used in the following sentence?

She is the titular Queen but she has neither the authority nor does she enjoy the honour of a Queen.
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“nor is it known” vs. “nor it is known”

Which one is right: It is neither known what Jack actually said to Lilly that evening, nor it is known how they broke up. It is neither known what Jack actually said to Lilly that evening, nor ...
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Use of “neither / nor” with “aren't”

We aren't able to neither preview it nor upload it. Can I use this above sentence? Is this sentence formation correct?
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How to use nor in this sentence

Consider this sentence: "Alex does not know the locations of US cities nor Toronto." Two questions: A) Is it interpreted this in two ways?: 1) Alex does not know the locations of US cities, and he ...
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Should I always use “neither..nor” for two?

I want to say that two people couldn't do something, can I use some other construction except "neither..nor"? The main point is not to summarise their effort and not combine the two. Not James and ...
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neither ---nor inversion structure

She is not fat.She is not thin.If I change this sentence into ''neither--nor'' using ''inversion style'', 1.Neither thin nor fat she is. 2.Neither is she thin nor is she fat. Which is more ...
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Grammar category for “either, neither, nor”

I'm trying to think of a tag for "either, neither, nor", in the example below, for nor: Our neighbours aren’t very polite, and _____ particularly quiet! (answer: nor are they) How a grammar book ...
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Neither --nor (inversion)

Neither I can go out nor she can come to me. Is this sentence grammatically correct? Do I need to change "inversion"?
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SO and NOT with verbs other than THINK, SUPPOSE, HOPE, etc

I'm aware than we can use so after some verbs instead of repeating an object clause, especially in short answers. The verbs we do this with most are: appear, assume, believe, expect, guess, etc. A ...
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“nor” after a usual negative sentence

At the local subway, the announcer says at the last station to the other people: "Please do not enter the safety zone nor attempt to board the train." I wonder, is "nor" necessary, optional or ...
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Confusion with the correct usage of either and neither

I have no idea which of the following is correct (or at least, better to use): I am not going to hurt you, but I am not going to protect you either. I am neither going to hurt you nor ...
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Using “Neither” at the beginning of a sentence [closed]

Could you please explain the meaning of the sentence given below, and whether its grammar is appropriate and/or correct. Neither were the Jews the only group identified for total destruction ...
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Standalone ɴᴏʀ: “neither this nor that” versus “not this nor that”?

Is one of these correct two versions and the other incorrect, or are they both correct? Those on the bottom had neither the ability nor the opportunity to get to the top. Those on the bottom did not ...
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Which sentence is correct using nor with verbs

Is it correct to say "I have not given or received any information about the party"? Or is it correct to say "I have not given nor received any information about the party"?
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two neither in a sentence

Is the below sentence correct? This is the first time, I am seeing two neither in a sentence. In the case of a constitutive relation, neither relatum precedes the other temporally, and neither can ...
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Using “neither… nor”

Neither Italy nor France got to the quarter finals last year. How should one correctly express the above sentence by including just another subject? Is it: Neither Italy neither Germany nor France ...
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My question is about Either or/Neither nor

I am not watching the movie on TV. I am not watching the movie on my laptop. Should I use either-or or neither-nor?
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We cannot evaluate A exactly, thus NEITHER(?) B(A), and have to rely on

Is the sentence We cannot evaluate A exactly, thus neither B(A), and have to rely on ... okay? If not, what about We cannot evaluate A exactly, thus also not B(A), and have to rely on ... ?
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My friend neither/Neither has my friend

Is the using of "neither" in this dialogue correct? -I haven't seen the film yet. -My friend neither. It could be "Neither has my friend." But I want to find out if that using is also correct. ...
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Can 'nor' be used to negate a positive statement?

I would like to ask whether the following constructions are correct: 1. He refused to listen to me. Nor is he ready to leave. or 2. We missed the plane. Nor did we catch the train. From this ...
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Neither in two actions

I've received an email in which the sender would say: You haven't sent me the file neither haven't told me why I should make another technology request. I think that it was incorrect, but, I don't ...
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Negation in “John is NOT able to express his needs appropriately NOR to initiate communication”, is it right?

John is not able to express his needs appropriately nor to initiate communication. Is the grammar correct ? My question is are the negative words used correctly. So is it possible to use two of ...
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I am neither robber nor police. Neither I am robber nor police

Which sentence should be correct? I am neither robber nor police. Neither I am robber nor police. I often saw ( neither....nor) is sometimes used in the middle of sentences and sometimes it is ...