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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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Using neither alone in a sentence

I have trouble with the use of "neither" in some sentences. Example: “You must not drink sodas, neither eat fast food.” “You must not drink sodas neither eat fast food.” (I don't know if I ...
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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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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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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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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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"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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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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"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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Neither ..., nor... and Not ..., nor

Here two examples of two negative clauses: He neither approved my decision, nor did he approve yours. He didn't approve my decision, nor did he approve yours. Which variant is right and which is ...
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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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"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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Nor vs Or in a sentence

I have doubts when writing negative sentences that mention two alternatives, I don't know if I have to use “nor” or “or”. For example: You mustn't drink soda nor beer. Or You mustn't drink soda 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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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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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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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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Uses of Neither.....nor

"The interior of the earth can be understood only by indirect evidences as neither any one has nor any one can reach the interior of the earth." This is a excerpt Fundamentals of Physical ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 this a double negation: "doesn't exist for neither X nor Y"

I'm having doubts about how to best put this in English, I'm torn between 3 options. Which of them are legal, and which is stylistically the best? I want to convey that a solution does not exist for A ...
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Is it correct to say "Neither in mine"?

Two teachers are having conversation after visiting two different classrooms for lecture. They are saying that no student was there in their class (lecture)(I.e., No student attended their class). The ...
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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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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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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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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 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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neither did she jump nor sing

What is the correct way of using "neither nor"? Alex neither jumped nor sang. Neither did she jump nor sing. Neither jumped she nor sang.
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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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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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