Is it grammatically correct to combine two negative ideas into one sentence and then start the second part with “neither”, like, "I don’t usually wake up at 6 a.m., neither do I like to wake up at 5 a.m.”?

  • I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to say since the 1st phrase relates to your not usually waking up at 6 and the 2nd phrase refers to not liking to wake up at 5...but anyway, if you string two negatives together, it's usually structured with the 2nd phrase starting with "nor", for example: "I don't usually wake up at 6 a.m., nor do I like to wake up at 5 a.m.". – Kristina Lopez Oct 9 '14 at 21:56

It is grammatical. But it is preferable to remove the comma splice: replace the comma with a semicolon or a period.


In my view it is grammatical, but rather literary. Some people would object to combining these into a single sentence, but I find it OK.

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