I haven't eaten rice nor potatoes. I looked up that nor is usually followed by neither on this site: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/when-use-nor However, I would like to know if the way I used it in the example is correct to use.


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You have not ... nor - so no, it is incorrect.

I have eaten neither rice nor potatoes.

is the correct usage

If you insist on using not, you need two sentences:

I haven't eaten rice, nor have I eaten potatoes.

  • How about "I haven't eaten rice or potatoes."?
    – dan
    Dec 2, 2017 at 7:25
  • OP was asking about nor - I have to admit I would expect your version to be ok - at least in spoken conversation
    – mplungjan
    Dec 2, 2017 at 8:16

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