Is it correct " Neither do I like football nor basketball "??? What does it mean???

Can we say that in other words??

  • I would only say this after a sentence like "I don't like baseball." Sep 7, 2015 at 18:54
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    @PeterShor - but wouldn't that be, "I don't like baseball. Neither do I like football or basketball." ? Sep 7, 2015 at 19:11
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    Usually one question mark at the end of an interrogative sentence is enough. Could you please explain what you don't understand, show a minimum of research. For example, have you looked neither up in a dictionary? Have you looked at any of the thousands online English grammar websites that explain how to use "neither" and "nor"? Maybe you should visit ELL. This question will be closed for being off-topic because it lacks research.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Sep 7, 2015 at 19:12
  • If you read this sentence somewhere, please say "where" and quote what was written before and after. english.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask
    – Mari-Lou A
    Sep 7, 2015 at 19:14
  • @chasly: You're right: it should be or (although I can see nor if you paused after football). Sep 7, 2015 at 19:22

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"Neither do I like football nor basketball "

That doesn't sound like something a native speaker would say. I suggest

I like neither football nor basketball.


I don't like football or basketball.

or, if it is in response to a previous statement

John - "I don't like football or basketball."

Mary - "I don't like football or basketball either."

  • You should have posted this as a comment.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Sep 7, 2015 at 19:15
  • And your reason? Sep 7, 2015 at 19:17
  • See my comments under the OP.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Sep 7, 2015 at 19:18
  • I see the comments. They are fair. I'm just asking for an explicit reason this should be a comment rather than an answer. Sep 7, 2015 at 19:21
  • Because the question as it stands is off-topic. Questions asking "is this correct?" should be discouraged. Good questions will obtain better answers.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Sep 7, 2015 at 19:26

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