Can 'nor' be used in the following way (without a noun that follows and a comma that proceeds it):
- Not all people who go to the park are happy nor have hopes of feeling better.
Or is this the only correct way in such a sentence:
- Not all people who go to the park are happy, nor do they have hopes of feeling better.
When I looked online for a solution I found this reference on Grammar Girl. However, the author of the article does not mention if the second subject pronoun can be omitted when the subject is the same person or if the comma is strictly necessary.
Another option is to combine the two negative ideas into one sentence and then start the second part with “nor”: “I don’t usually wake up at 6 a.m., nor do I like to wake up at 5 a.m.”
To summarize, “nor” often pairs up with “neither,” but not always. When it comes to other negative words, use “or” if the second part of the negative is a noun, adjective, or adverb phrase.