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  1. moonlike's Avatar
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    neither for nor?

    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.
    Being a non-native teacher, I'm so thrilled being in such a superb forum.

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    #2

    Re: neither for nor?

    The speaker is neither in favour of nor opposed to genetic engineering.

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    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.

  4. moonlike's Avatar
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    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!

    Being a non-native teacher, I'm so thrilled being in such a superb forum.

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