View Poll Results: They weren't successful, but nor ____.

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Thread: Nor

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Which is correct and why?

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    Wink Re: Nor

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Which is correct and why?
    Hi;
    did they fail → “nor” is marginal coordinator→we have inversion

    they failed → because of two reasons:1. lexical verb can never appear in the sructure of a “code” ,we need auxiliary.
    2.after “nor” we have inversion

    All the best,

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    Re: Nor

    the correct answer is number 2 because when we use nor we should make inversion so the verb comes befor the subject.

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    Re: Nor

    should the answer be "neither did they fail?"

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    Re: Nor

    It's an alternative.

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    Re: Nor

    uffaaa , this time I failed...

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    Re: Nor

    Better luck next time.

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    failed this time,!!!
    i voted for the first option..
    good luck to me next time

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    Re: Nor

    is it a negative form of "so did they"?

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    Re: Nor

    Nor is a contraction of "and+not+either" think of it in these terms and the answer becomes obvious. You don't use a negative after it because then you would have double negation and it would be out of sync with the first phrase which is a negative sentence. In order to have appropriate parallelism we must choose the second answer as the first answer is incorrect as it does not have the necessary participle.

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