Sometimes I see that I can't fit "neither & nor" together or it looks like it won't sound correct.

So, would I be grammatically incorrect if I don't use nor with neither in the same sentence?

These posts couldnt help me: Using "neither" without "nor"

"They do not agree --neither with ... nor with ...": Wrong?

What is the correct way to use "neither" and "nor" in a sentence together?

Hey Perry, 

I am not able to see payment box neither I can put the new one here.
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    I already went to those links. I don't see any logic/concept how to use it over there. Secondly, my situation in which I want it to fit in didn't seem to be working.
    – paul
    May 18, 2018 at 16:47
  • 'I am not able to see the payment box; neither can I put the new one here.' is fine if rather starchy/formal. The negative statement (to 'box') licenses the lone 'neither', but the inversion is then forced. A comma + 'and', a semi-colon, or two sentences are necessary punctuation. May 18, 2018 at 18:54

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It doesn't matter if you don't use nor but in that case, the sentence should be framed like :

Hey Perry, 

I am not able to see the payment box nor can I put the new one here.
  • ...*the* payment box nor can i... imho. I think the 'neither' is weird and doesn't really fit (may even be related to either "the payment box" or "the new one ")
    – loonquawl
    May 18, 2018 at 12:04
  • @bukwyrm yep..sorry nor was what I was trying to post.Edited!! Thanks.. May 18, 2018 at 12:05
  • Thanks for quick response, but is there a concept behind it? Why is it fine if I don't use nor?
    – paul
    May 18, 2018 at 12:09
  • "I can't use that (n)either" works, as does "I can't use this nor can i use that" as does "I cant use this, and neither that" - but if there is no ", and", "nor " is the expected word: "I can't use this nor that" or: "I can use neither this nor that"
    – loonquawl
    May 18, 2018 at 12:15
  • While I agree with your rephrasing, you need to edit your answer. As it stands, it reads like it doesn't matter if you don't use nor but in that case, . . . you should use nor. A more correct expression would be if you use only neither or nor , it should be . . . ;) May 18, 2018 at 16:09

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