I received a comment to one of my questions that I would like to elaborate on.
Because the inversion of word order in the original makes it sound a little stilted
The original question yielded two possible ways of expressing the same thing and Robusto regarded the former one as the more stilted.
Neither I am, nor was I ever, nor will I ever be
I am not, have never been, and never will be
I understand that point of view, but as I am trying to improve my understanding of English literature as a non-native speaker, I would like to know how other people think about this issue.
I would have thought that the former statement is more literary whilst the latter would be used in a casual dialogue.
Is this true? How can I decide which one to choose, and when would a variant be considered inappropriate?