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-Nor my friend nor I have seen the film.

-Nor I nor my friend has seen the film.

-My friend hasn't seen the film. Nor have I.

-Neither has my friend seen the film, nor have I.

Are these sentences correct?

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The third sentence is OK, but this would probably be better:

Neither I nor my friend have seen the film.

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Your third example looks OK, although I would write it as one sentence ("My friend hasn't seen the film, nor have I.") If you replaced the word "nor" with "neither" in your first two sentences, those would be OK as well. I would write this as "Neither my friend nor I have seen the film."

  • What about the fourth one? – Bora Feb 14 '16 at 3:09
  • Sorry, I missed that; Andy's right - the third sentence is OK. – David Blomstrom Feb 14 '16 at 3:19
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They all sound okay to me, with the exception that the "nor... nor ..." construction is old-fashioned (maybe it's a Britishism?).

This is from Shakespeare's Richard II, Act 5, Scene 5:

Nor I nor any man that but man is
With nothing shall be pleased, till he be eased
With being nothing.

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