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Can I use "neither ... nor ..." like this?

I came across this sentence: They can neither read nor write, nor can they comprehend such concepts. The link to this sentence (1st definition of "nor", the last example) I'm wondering if ...
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Can you use "neither" instead of "nor" in this case?

Is the usage of "nor" instead of "neither" correct in these sentences? : I did not believe his story, but neither did I believe hers. He didn't deny the reports, but neither did ...
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Word usage: "either" or both? [closed]

Consider the following usages: Either the book and the pen are neither in the pocket nor in the backpack of either Sally or Peter. Both the book and the pen are neither in the pocket nor in the ...
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the position of "neither" in the following sentence

Consider the following sentence: Dishwashers are not regarded as remarkable objects or luxurious. as you know it is possible to use the two-word conjunction "neither .... nor ..." to ...
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The correct usage of "neither... nor"?

Is the usage of "neither... nor" natural in the following sentence? A: Are you an organized person? B: I am not the most organized person, but I'm neither procrastinator nor spontaneous. I ...
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Not with neither usage

Which of the following sentences: I am able to attend neither of those meetings I am not able to attend neither of those meetings is grammatically correct? What I'm trying to say is basically "...
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Differences between "Neither...nor" and "None of..." and "subject + do not, will not...etc"?

What are the differences between Neither...nor and None of... and subject + do not, will not...etc? I feel these two structures mean the same and that the latter is more straightforward. In other ...
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The following sentence is correct in terms of grammar?

What I'm trying to say - [I'm not studying or working at the moment] The sentence that I like to use - I'm not studying nor am I working at the moment.
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When is the neither-nor construction really useful?

In many cases, if not always, we can rephrase a sentence with the neither-nor construction to eliminate it. Instead of "He neither likes apples nor dislikes them", I could write "He ...
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I know it is formally incorrect, but does "He neither likes apples nor oranges" sound bad?

I know the correct statement is "He likes neither apples nor oranges", but I also know that we can say "He does not like apples or oranges" and this puts the negation before the ...
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Have yet to or Has yet to?

A and B have yet to answer the question. Or A or B has yet to answer the question. Or Neither of A or B has yet to answer the question. Which is the best? Thank you very much for your answer and ...
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How is the modal verb Might used here?

Still, dislike him as they might, Abu-'Ali's neighbours and kinsmen also held him in fear. The children of the hamlet were always careful to be discreet when they mimicked him: they would look up and ...
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Is neither ... nor used correctly in this sentence?

Consider the following sentence: Therefore, they neither need someone else to flatter them, nor depend in great part on a government pension. Is it grammatically a correct sentence? Is there any ...
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Can "nor" follow a positive phrase?

A Guardian article, entitled "What are the Conservatives conserving?", includes the following sentence: Alas, we have seen nor heard nothing for a month from test-and-trace mastermind Dido ...
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Use 'Could not' and 'Nor' in the same sentence

I have a question about using 'Could not' and 'nor' in the same sentence. Can I say or write: I could not find at A nor B Is this the right grammar? Can I use both 'could not' and 'nor' in the one ...
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Is "either" used correctly in this case?

Is the sentence below correct? Either a desire for revenge or the protection of society cannot have been the only motive. ...and would the sentence below be a better alternative to the one above? ...
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I will call somebody else, not neither him nor you

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 ...
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Difference between usage of Nor and And

He has never experienced joy, sadness and anger with such a great passion. He has never experienced joy, sadness, nor anger with such passion before.” What is the difference in meaning between ...
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May we use "Neither" without "Nor"?

I neither use whatsapp nor facebook OR I don't use whatsapp neither facebook Is second example correct?
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I will be afraid of neither rain nor of snow. Correct?

I will be afraid of neither rain nor of snow I will be afraid neither of rain nor of snow. I will be afraid of neither rain nor snow. What is the correct usage?
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Using two or more nouns after "neither"

"Neither you and your girlfriend came, nor my dad, nor my mom." In the sentence above, is it correct to use two nouns after the "neither". Or should it be: "Neither you came, nor my dad, nor mom, nor ...
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Is the use of neither-nor grammatically correct in this sentence?

Is the neither/nor structure used correctly in the following sentence? This treatment can’t be used if the root is too curved or it has got a tiny root canal that would not provide the needed space ...
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How Does "Neither Ever... Nor Even Ever..." Sound?

I'm writing a song and I worry about whether it sounds weird. "I would neither ever leave nor even ever say goodbye." This is what I wrote. I wonder how it sounds to native speakers.
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A question regarding the conjunction : neither...nor

I have a question in regards to the usage of neither..nor. I know that the typical and correct structure is: (1) He is neither fat nor thin. But what about this: (2) He is neither fatter nor ...
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Neither did Neither she nor he

We can say: I didn't do it Some other guy can say: Neither did I And we get such a scheme of such negation: "Neither" + "auxiliary verb" + noun But what if to complex it a little: We ...
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How can I understand ‘neither’ in this context?

... ...in talking of library rules... ... “No cameras are allowed. And neither is making copies of anything.” How can I understand grammatically the use of ‘neither’ here? Neither is followed by ...
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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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"I have not given {or/nor} received any information"?

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 ... ?