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    Hi
    I came across a sentence in my book 'The speaker is neither for nor against genetic engineering.' Could you please help me get the underlined part. Why neither for nor?

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    Default Re: neither for nor?

    The speaker is neither in favour of nor opposed to genetic engineering.
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    Default Re: neither for nor?

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    Hi
    I came across a sentence in my book 'The speaker is neither for nor against genetic engineering.' Could you please help me get the underlined part. Why neither for nor?

    Thanks a lot.
    The speaker is neither for (pro, in favour of) genetic engineering nor against genetic engineering.

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    Default Re: neither for nor?

    Yeah. Oh my goodness! That was 'for' which means being an advocate of. I was busy thinking what new structure it might be neither for nor!

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