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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.