Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Sep 2013
    • Posts: 2
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    problems with nor/or

    Hello all,

    I am a fencing coach and need some help with my grammar.
    I am writing up the class rules for this course and one of them is this:

    Never hit anybody with a sabre or foam sabre without the coach's permission.

    Is this correct? Do I need to use ''nor'' instead of ''or''? Do I need a comma?

    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.

  1. Grumpy's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 938
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: problems with nor/or

    Your sentence is correct as it stands.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Sep 2013
    • Posts: 2
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: problems with nor/or

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Your sentence is correct as it stands.
    thanks. After reading it a couple times I thought so myself but sometimes L2 interference with L1 can be a problem.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 25,733
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: problems with nor/or

    You may hit people with neither a sabre nor a foam sabre without the coach's permission.
    You may not hit people with either a sabre or a foam sabre without the coach's permission.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

Similar Threads

  1. [Vocabulary] Problems
    By dilodi83 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Nov-2011, 12:35
  2. [Grammar] Problems
    By abidhpr in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Nov-2009, 04:27
  3. Problems
    By Rok Vermont in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-Aug-2005, 00:04
  4. Problems II
    By Rok Vermont in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-Jun-2005, 00:06
  5. Problems
    By Rok Vermont in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-May-2005, 11:29

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •