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    Question negative sentence with neither..nor?

    Hello,

    I've seen the following sentence :
    "Kostas' identity was not revealed to either Andrew nor Jim".
    Is this correct?

    I would have thought that the following two are correct and that the above is wrong :
    "Kostas' identity was not revealed to either Andrew or Jim".
    "Kostas' identity was revealed to neither Andrew nor Jim".

    What do you think?

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    Re: negative sentence with neither..nor?

    I agree with you.

    Rover

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    Re: negative sentence with neither..nor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I agree with you.

    Rover
    So do I.

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    Re: negative sentence with neither..nor?

    And so do I.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: negative sentence with neither..nor?

    Thanks to all!

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    Re: negative sentence with neither..nor?

    Quote Originally Posted by hughchan2009 View Post
    I agree with you.
    I think it might be a mistake in writing or typing.
    Yes—we all make those.

    Rover

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