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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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The usage of ”nor” [duplicate]

Can ”nor” be used in the following sentences? ”I am not going back to school nor work.” ”She’s not American nor British.”
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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 look neither for her nor them

If I want to say I will be "look for" + "neither her nor them" Should I separate the "look for"? I will look neither for her nor them or write it together I will look for ...
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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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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?