Is it a correct sentence when you say “Orange is not a vegetable, and neither is Apple”?

I would like to do the below..

1. I wish to point out the similarity of 2 different subjects (Orange and Apple here).

2. I wish to have the first subject as the first word of the sentence, and the second subject to be the last word of the sentence. Giving it a symmetric appearance. Also I wish to keep the first sentence with 'Something is not something..' format.

3. If there is a way to keep the word 'Neither' in the second half of the sentence (as I have in my example), I would prefer that.

Thanks in advance!

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    I'd modify the sentence to "An orange is not a vegetable, and neither is an apple." – Steven Littman Feb 20 '16 at 20:04
  • The argument you'll get is mainly about the (lack of) articles (I want to say "the orange" and "the apple"), but the sentence seems to be technically correct to me, just not terribly idiomatic. – Hot Licks Feb 20 '16 at 20:06
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    What's wrong with oranges aren't vegetables, and neither are apples? – Charon Feb 20 '16 at 20:14
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    The confusing thing is that you've capitalized Orange and Apple as if they are proper nouns, and maybe they are, but they will be immediately heard/read as being common nouns and thus will need an article (or to be referred to in the plural). It would work just fine with different proper nouns like: "Billy is not a vegetable and neither is John." – Jim Feb 20 '16 at 20:17
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    As written, it reads as "The color orange is not a vegetable, and neither is the Apple computer company." – Joe L. Feb 20 '16 at 21:59

I would say An orange is not a vegetable, nor is an apple.

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    Can you edit this to add an answer to the question 'Is it a correct sentence when you say “Orange is not a vegetable, and neither is Apple”?' Also, please explain "why." – sumelic Feb 20 '16 at 22:53
  • "Neither an orange nor an apple are vegetables" – Mari-Lou A Feb 21 '16 at 5:34

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