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Does “never” replace “neither”? [duplicate]

I'm writing a sentence that has both the "neither...nor" construction and the word "never". In this case, can/should "never" come instead of "neither"? The two words seem to exclude each other, at ...
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“Not… neither” or “not… nor”

In formal English (legal UK English to be specific), should one use: "Body A does not give any warranty as to [...] to body B, nor does body B give any such warranty to body C" or "Body A does not ...
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Let not A nor B or Let neither A nor B?

I am wondering if this is correct, I know there is a "neither A nor B" rule but it sounds unnatural. This is to be engraved on a head stone, the tone is solemn rather than informal. Any ...
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neither . . . nor . . . or

Consider the following excerpt: For several generations, my father's family has owned a cottage on California's North Coast, in Mendocino County. Valley Inn is the name it was given, which is ...
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“Neither…nor” with “to” and “by”

Is this statement grammatically correct? "The fee is administered and retained by the vendor. It is neither revenue to, nor administered by this agency."
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“Nor did I” or “Neither did I” [duplicate]

These two questions are from a mobile app: I didn't pass my driving test. correct answer: "Nor did I." He didn't pass his driving test. correct answer: "Neither did I." Why do we ...
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What's the appropriate place of “languages” in this sentence?

I'm trying to express this idea (not one not another, using nor and neither) but I do not know what is the most appropriate form in English. Is any order usually established for the position of the ...
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“Neither A nor B is” vs. “A and B are not” [duplicate]

Consider the following sentences: John and Mary are not tall. Neither John nor Mary is tall Is the first one acceptable (especially in formal writing), or should I always use the second? Update: ...
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Use of neither with a list of tensed verbs

There are some related tips, but I did not find any one as this. The sentence: 1) he considers himself a healthy person because he does some sport and neither smokes, drinks nor takes drugs ...
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“Don't be safe, nor sorry”

Recently, I saw this statement on a poster: "Don't be safe, nor sorry". I felt that it was not correct and should be: "Don't be safe or sorry". Am I right? Here's a photo I took at the shop (in case ...
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Keep in mind that neither “A” nor “B” will change; only “C”

Keep in mind that neither "A" nor "B" will change; only "C". Keep in mind that neither "A" will change nor "B"; only "C". Keep in mind that "C" will change ; but neither "A" nor "B" will. ...
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He can't read this, nor can I

Please tell me which is correct: He can't read this, nor can I. Or He can't read this, neither can I. Or He can't read this and I cannot either. Also, John does not play rugby, and so does Bill. ...
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Using “neither” without “nor”

I'm trying to improve on the last part of this sentence: Mirabeau pointed out that the text was not his, although he did not provide the names of its authors, either. My first instinct is: ...
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Neither vs either in a negative statement [duplicate]

Is it correct to say: A: You can't say a word to anyone. B: Yes, but you can't say a word to anyone either. or A: You can't say a word to anyone. B:You can't say a word to anyone neither. ...
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Nor without neither?

I am correcting a translation for a friend. He wanted to say: "Don't look for treasure nor earthly pleasure." This sounds wrong to me. I would say: "Look not for treasure nor earthly pleasure." ...
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Can none and nor be used together?

Are the following sentences gramatically correct: "None of Tom, Dick nor Harry participated in the contest." "None of Tom, nor Dick, nor Harry participated in the contest." If it were a two-person ...
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Can Neither-Or be used?

My friend was reading the book "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green and she found what seems to be a grammar mistake. The following sentence is found in the author's note: Neither novels or ...
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What is this “Nor”?

And I saw Tityos, son of glorious Gaea, lying on the ground. Over nine roods he stretched, and two vultures sat, one on either side, and tore his liver, plunging their beaks into his bowels, nor ...
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why is there a difference in the usage of “neither…nor” in similar sentences? [duplicate]

look at these two sentences: neither the coach nor the players are going to the beach. neither the players nor the coach is going to the beach. why does one sentence use "are" while the other has ...
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Using “nor” at the end of a list begun with “no” [duplicate]

Which is correct? "The book has no marks, tears, wrinkles or writing." "The book has no marks, tears, wrinkles nor writing." (I understand the use of neither/nor and either/or.) In ...
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Neither is or are [duplicate]

Should this be neither is or neither are? Neither of these two books is suitable. Neither of these two books are suitable. Which one is correct?
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“They do not agree --neither with … nor with …”: Wrong?

"The significant effects proposed by the 5 packages do not agree --neither with each other nor with the book." Is this really wrong? I know the rule about using neither/nor only with affirmative ...
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Which one is the correct usage, No plus neither nor, no plus either or? [closed]

Given: 1. No consonant cluster is possible word initially. 2. No consonant cluster is possible word finally. A. No consonant cluster is possible neither word initially nor word finally. B. No ...
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Neither A nor B could bring themselves to say something [duplicate]

Why is the following sentence incorrect? "Neither Gore nor Bush could bring themselves to utter a word in defense of scientific truth." I was told that it should be: "Neither Gore nor Bush could ...
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Is the answer to this question “neither” or “either”?

She doesn't think so or you don't think so? Is it grammatically correct to respond with Either. or Neither. to this question? Or does this depend on the meaning intended to be ...
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Using “nor” without “neither” — special case

I wonder if this sentence is OK: This person looks nothing like you, nor anyone. I know there are a lot of questions about nor, but I could not find a sentence similar to this one.
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Neither… nor… nor (more than one “nor”)

Is it correct to use more than one "nor" clause in a "neither" expression? For instance: "Neither the question, nor the answers, nor the comments"? Even if it is, is it so rarely used that it would ...
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“Not… neither… nor…” word order

George Galloway is an outspoken MP with excellent rhetorical skills. I will take a part of his speech to convey the idea of my question. Video Iraq is neither strong, independent nor even a ...
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Is “tell neither X nor Y” equivalent to “not tell both X and Y” or “not tell either X and Y”? [closed]

Given the sentence "John told neither the boss nor the secretary.", which of the following has the same meaning? John did not tell both the boss and the secretary. John did not tell either ...
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Is this 'neither' a determiner?

However, this mirror will give us neither knowledge or truth. (Harry Potter book 1, p213) However, this mirror will give us neither knowledge nor truth. As I’m accustomed to ‘neither~nor’ ...
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Neither or nor in this sentence

I have a sentence: I do not ride a bike (neither/nor ride I a horse) What is the correct word here and why? EDIT: I would like to keep the form of the sentence, I mean the brackets. I do ...
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Using “nor” in a list without “neither”

This is the classic usage of neither/nor: I would neither hide nor run away. But is the following construction grammatical? (More than two choices, no neither) I wasn't going to play dead. ...
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“Neither . . . nor” vs. “nor . . . neither”

In my native language we have a neither-nor-like structure which can be used either as: I neither like thing A and nor thing B. or as: I nor like thing A and neither thing B. Is it ...
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“can't see neither A nor B” or “can see neither A nor B” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Still confused with “neither…nor…” ...can't see neither A nor B. Is that grammatically correct? Or is this? ...can see neither A nor ...
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Which should I use with “neither/nor”: “has” or “have”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Which is correct, “neither is” or “neither are”? “Neither Michael nor Albert is correct” or “Neither Michael nor Albert are ...
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Why is it “either . . . or” and “neither . . . nor”?

Do we say it this way because of some connection with French and the "ne . . . pas," "ne . . . ni" constructions? I'm thinking that it might be a direct importation from Old French by the Normans, or ...
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XXIII, neither IIIXX nor XIIIX, represents 23. Is it correct grammar?

I want to say that we cannot represent 23 in Roman as both IIIXX and XIIIX. The correct representation for 23 in Roman is XXIII. If I write like this XXIII, neither IIIXX nor XIIIX, represents ...
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“Neither Michael nor Albert is correct” or “Neither Michael nor Albert are correct”?

What is the correct sentence? Neither Michael nor Albert is correct. Neither Michael nor Albert are correct.