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    Diagramming request

    Could someone please reed-kellogg (let's start a new verb) this sentence: "Tom does not like mushrooms. Nor does Mona." Thanks a lot.

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    I like the new verb. You could claim it as your creation.

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    Re: Diagramming request

    Regarding the diagramming, I am too lazy. Sorry.

    "Nor" is second part of the correlative conjunction "neither... nor" with the "neither" being understood. The punctuation, that separates the clauses into different sentences, is suspect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Could someone please reed-kellogg (let's start a new verb) this sentence: "Tom does not like mushrooms. Nor does Mona." Thanks a lot.
    TheParser, don't you have a name I could use to address you? Calling someone TheParser is so impersonal.


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    Both words comprise two words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    Regarding the diagramming, I am too lazy.

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    Re: Diagramming request

    Many thanks to both of you for your dependable help. I shall study the diagram with great care. You two are really increasing the popularity of Reed-Kelloggism.

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    Re: Diagramming request

    That's nice to hear.

    Back to the sentence... I would place "x...nor" on a sloping line connecting the two clauses. The "x" is for the understood "neither". The two together word as a correlative conjunction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    That's nice to hear.

    Back to the sentence... I would place "x...nor" on a sloping line connecting the two clauses. The "x" is for the understood "neither". The two together word as a correlative conjunction.
    I am going to tell you why I can not relate to this idea. Look at this:

    Jane will never compromise with Bill, nor will Bill compromise with Jane.

    The correlative 'neither ... nor' joins two clauses together plus it changes their truth values to the opposite. 'never' already negates, so I don't think there is a 'neither' there implicitly to negate the first clause once again.

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    You're right. I had not looked back at the original sentence.

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