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British English / a strange way of using neither nor [duplicate]

I am not a native English speaker , so I am sorry if there is any grammatical mistakes. I wanted to ask how correct the following sentence is This game isn't good neither for children nor for ...
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Neither you nor I is [duplicate]

I was struck by PM Johnson's 'neither he nor I are' a few days ago, which seemed to me obviously ungrammatic, and searched this site, where I found this: Controversy over verb choice in "neither ...
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Correct usage of neither/nor vs. not/and + usage of was/were

Since I am not a native speaker, I would like to consult with you. Which version would be the correct one? (I am translating a text in informal style) There were neither hair dryer, shower gel, nor ...
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History of Neither Nor - Negative Meaning with Negative Verb Structure

I know that neither–nor yields a negative meaning if used in a sentence that has a positive verb structure. That is, when we say: Neither George nor James goes to school. we mean: George does ...
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NEITHER, EXCEPT …, NOR

Inside their house, approval should NEITHER be given, EXCEPT in very special circumstances, for the ITEM A, or for ITEM B, NOR for ITEM C, or for ITEM D Is the following accurate? Approval ...
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How to use “neither” in second-person plural?

I am trying to say "Neither of you was my student", but placing myself as the subject, i.e. "I was neither of _____ teacher. I can't figure out what goes in the blank. "I was neither of your teacher" ...
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Either or Neither in sentence with another negative

I am writing something where I want to say the following: I have never visited either Scotland (n)or England. I couldn't find information about this on either this site (n)or any other site on ...
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neither … nor [closed]

Which one is correct? Unfortunately, neither have I finished my work nor my assignment yet. Unfortunately, I have neither finished with my work nor my portfolio yet. Unfortunately, I have neither ...
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Is this correct use of nor? (with “may not be able to”)

Is the use of "nor" here correct? "The XXX acknowledges that XXX may not be able to withhold a record (e.g., data, document, etc.) nor deny access to a record requested pursuant to the Act..." I ...
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Grammar — Nor without Neither but with Non

Is this sentence grammatically correct: Non necessarily convex nor simply connected
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Correct usage of Neither, nor, not, [closed]

A• Secession is the solution, neither election nor restructuring. B• Secession is the solution, not election nor restructuring. Please, which of the above is correct?
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Does “does not achieve x and y” equal “achieve neither x nor y”?

Consider the following three statements: "If Tenant does not achieve x and y then Tenant may terminate the lease." "If Tenant achieves neither x nor y then Tenant may terminate the lease." "If ...
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Is the usage of 'nor' correct, in this example, with no noun that follows: Not all people who go to the park are happy nor have hopes of feeling happy [duplicate]

Can 'nor' be used in the following way (without a noun that follows and comma that proceeds): Not all people who go to the park are happy nor have hopes of feeling better. Or is this the ...
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'the eigenvalues of A are either 0 or 1 or both'. Does that mean Both 0 and 1 are possible?

I was asked the following question in a National level exam whose answer will be 'the eigenvalues of A are either 0 or 1 or both'. But one option which reads the eigenvalues of A are either 0 or 1 ...
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I am not using nor with neither is that fine or it is grammatically incorrect? [duplicate]

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? ...
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How to say one person does not share another person's fascination with either of two topics (using “neither…nor”)?

A is fascinated with reading and writing. B is not. This is the sentence structure I want to use but I'm not sure if it is possible: "B shares A's fascination with neither reading nor writing." ...
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Singular/Plural determiner

The sentence is: Neither of the two girls said their prayer before going to bed. Since we use a singular verb after "Neither" in this case, should the determiner before "prayer" also be singular? I ...
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“Neither should we…” vs “We should neither…” [closed]

I have some grammar confusion about the sentences below. In which ways are the following sentences correct? Neither should we cut any trees nor burn them. We should neither cut any trees nor ...
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Neither L nor S lives in either A or B, What is your inference regarding this sentence?

Can "Neither Nor" and "Either Or" appear in the same sentence? If yes, what is your inference regarding the sentence below? "Neither L nor S lives in either A or B" The answer my friend thinks is "...
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“He was nether unsatisfactory nor, exceeded the expectations.” [closed]

Is there anything wrong in this sentence? "He was nether unsatisfactory nor, exceeded the expectations." I was trying to say. He is not very good or also , he is not very bad He is neutral.
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Neither Mohan nor his sister has done … lesson

Neither Mohan nor his sister has done ....... lesson. What should be there in the blank? I marked the answer as "their" but the suggested answer is "her". Why is "their" wrong? Also, if the ...
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Neither …or/and…, nor …or/and…

Can I say "It’s neither humanitarian or environmental, nor political or ideological, nor economic or management crisis." Is it ok to use "neither ..or.., nor ..or.." or perhaps it's better to say "...
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What is the possessive form of “neither”?

I’m working on a worksheet and it’s telling me to make up a sentence using the possessive form of the indefinite pronoun neither. It says to use apostrophes on all these pronouns to make them ...
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Without compromising on neither/either?

What's the right way to say it? Without compromising on either efficiency nor accuracy,... or Without compromising on neither efficiency nor accuracy,...
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Can't with anybody/anyone neither and nor

Is it correct to use nor in the following sentence? I can't touch anybody nor anyone.
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'We are neither.' Is that correct? [closed]

I am composing a sentence like: 'Some people think we are this, some think we are that...'. Then I want to say that we are neither this nor that. Can I write it in short like this: 'But we are ...
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Neither A nor B

As a native speaker, the basic usage of "neither" and "nor" are perfectly clear to me. However, natives may suffer from colloquial usage sounding more normal than formal grammar. I definitely have ...
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“neither … nor ” alternative

Is it correct ? I don't currently have neither an irish residence nor an irish bank account yet or I could say : I don't have an irish residence and an irish bank account yet
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Nor my friend nor I have seen the film [closed]

-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 ...
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Using Neither Nor

Is it correct to say: He needs neither to store the datasets locally nor to access the outsourced datasets each time they delegate the computation. Edit- What I mean is: He does not need to keep ...
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Either, neither — none of them? [closed]

''And they don't seek pleasure either.'' ''And they don't seek pleasure neither.'' Which of this sentences is correct? Or are both of them incorrect and I should retort with something like: ''Nor ...
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Is my usage of 'nor' correct? [closed]

I know it is common to use neither + nor to talk about two things, but what if I use nor as follows: He doesn't have permission to enter the room, nor I have the right to request permission for him....
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How to interpret confusing statements involving either/or/not? [duplicate]

I have a simple problem basically I am unable to understand the meaning of some questions involving or/not, and using comma with and. I have the following questions:- 1.Whats the meaning of, say , ...
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“Not… neither” or “not… nor”

In formal English (legal UK English to be specific), should one use: "Body A does not give any warranty as to [...] to body B, nor does body B give any such warranty to body C" or "Body A does not ...
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Let not A nor B or Let neither A nor B?

I am wondering if this is correct, I know there is a "neither A nor B" rule but it sounds unnatural. This is to be engraved on a head stone, the tone is solemn rather than informal. Any help/...
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neither . . . nor . . . or

Consider the following excerpt: For several generations, my father's family has owned a cottage on California's North Coast, in Mendocino County. Valley Inn is the name it was given, which is ...
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“Neither…nor” with “to” and “by”

Is this statement grammatically correct? "The fee is administered and retained by the vendor. It is neither revenue to, nor administered by this agency."
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“Nor did I” or “Neither did I” [duplicate]

These two questions are from a mobile app: I didn't pass my driving test. correct answer: "Nor did I." He didn't pass his driving test. correct answer: "Neither did I." Why do we use ...
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What's the appropriate place of “languages” in this sentence?

I'm trying to express this idea (not one not another, using nor and neither) but I do not know what is the most appropriate form in English. Is any order usually established for the position of the ...
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“Neither A nor B is” vs. “A and B are not” [duplicate]

Consider the following sentences: John and Mary are not tall. Neither John nor Mary is tall Is the first one acceptable (especially in formal writing), or should I always use the second? Update: I ...
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Use of neither with a list of tensed verbs

There are some related tips, but I did not find any one as this. The sentence: 1) he considers himself a healthy person because he does some sport and neither smokes, drinks nor takes drugs ...
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“Don't be safe, nor sorry”

Recently, I saw this statement on a poster: "Don't be safe, nor sorry". I felt that it was not correct and should be: "Don't be safe or sorry". Am I right? Here's a photo I took at the shop (in case ...
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Keep in mind that neither “A” nor “B” will change; only “C”

Keep in mind that neither "A" nor "B" will change; only "C". Keep in mind that neither "A" will change nor "B"; only "C". Keep in mind that "C" will change ; but neither "A" nor "B" will. Keep ...
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Using “neither” without “nor”

I'm trying to improve on the last part of this sentence: Mirabeau pointed out that the text was not his, although he did not provide the names of its authors, either. My first instinct is: ...
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Neither vs either in a negative statement [duplicate]

Is it correct to say: A: You can't say a word to anyone. B: Yes, but you can't say a word to anyone either. or A: You can't say a word to anyone. B:You can't say a word to anyone neither. Neither ...
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Nor without neither?

I am correcting a translation for a friend. He wanted to say: "Don't look for treasure nor earthly pleasure." This sounds wrong to me. I would say: "Look not for treasure nor earthly pleasure." ...
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Can none and nor be used together?

Are the following sentences gramatically correct: "None of Tom, Dick nor Harry participated in the contest." "None of Tom, nor Dick, nor Harry participated in the contest." If it were a two-person ...
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Can Neither-Or be used?

My friend was reading the book "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green and she found what seems to be a grammar mistake. The following sentence is found in the author's note: Neither novels or their ...
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What is this “Nor”?

And I saw Tityos, son of glorious Gaea, lying on the ground. Over nine roods he stretched, and two vultures sat, one on either side, and tore his liver, plunging their beaks into his bowels, nor could ...
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why is there a difference in the usage of “neither…nor” in similar sentences? [duplicate]

look at these two sentences: neither the coach nor the players are going to the beach. neither the players nor the coach is going to the beach. why does one sentence use "are" while the other has "...