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    Is the part in bold fine in relation to the rest of the sentence?

    I am glad that although my neck is injured I can still move around without difficulty. It is fortunate that I survived the accident and neither am I paralysed. The doctor told me if the injury had been more serious, I would have lost my life or become paralysed.

    Is the part in bold fine in relation to the rest of the sentence?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Is the part in bold fine in relation to the rest of the sentence?

    This may be a subtle one. I like your phrase, and it is one I would happily utter. But some users may disagree.

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    I am one of those who disagree. I think the wording is unnecessarily fussy - and unnatural'. '... and I am not paralysed' is more natural, in my opinion. 'Neither am I ... ' requires a negative before it: 'I am not drunk; neither am I paralysed'.

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    #4

    Re: Is the part in bold fine in relation to the rest of the sentence?

    Seems odd to me, too.

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    #5

    Re: Is the part in bold fine in relation to the rest of the sentence?

    Tan Elaine, a better title would have been 'Neither am I paralysed'.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: Is the part in bold fine in relation to the rest of the sentence?

    Thanks, Rover. I'll do so.

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