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    statements to be corrected

    Hi to all,
    I've no formal teaching in English but I like this language very well. Thus, I'll try to learn it in various ways. So, I've found these statements as follows:

    1. "It does not cause skin injury, as do other chemical agents, nor does it seems to erode any metal surfaces or to pollute the environment" I can't get the ideas of using those words (in red). Can somebody explain it? I've been thought using "either-or" and "neither-nor" all this while.
    2. "In our experience, taken individually, the presence of Black Sparrow or the White Mynah do not have.."Why do is chosen in this case?

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    Re: statements to be corrected

    Quote Originally Posted by mektok View Post
    Hi to all,
    I've no formal teaching in English but I like this language very well. Thus, I'll try to learn it in various ways. So, I've found these statements as follows:

    1. "It does not cause skin injury, as do other chemical agents, nor does it seems to erode any metal surfaces or to pollute the environment" I can't get the ideas of using those words (in red). Can somebody explain it? I've been thought using "either-or" and "neither-nor" all this while.
    2. "In our experience, taken individually, the presence of Black Sparrow or the White Mynah do not have.."Why do is chosen in this case?

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    Or you could say: As with other chemical agents, it does not cause skin injury, erode any metal surfaces or pollute the environment.

    "It does not cause skin injury, as do other chemical agents, nor does it seems to erode any metal surfaces or to pollute the environment" I can't get the ideas of using those words (in red). Can somebody explain it? I've been thought using "either-or" and "neither-nor" all this while.
    This is correct.

    Or and Nor are the same and they connect things that are alike or equal. If you repeat nor it is done for more emphasis:

    He mother said, "You can't go to your grandmothers, nor the park, nor the store.

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    Re: statements to be corrected

    Thanks! Isabella. What about #2? Can I use does instead of do?

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    Re: statements to be corrected

    Quote Originally Posted by mektok View Post

    1. "It does not cause skin injury, as do other chemical agents, nor does it seems to erode any metal surfaces or to pollute the environment" I can't get the ideas of using those words (in red). Can somebody explain it? I've been thought using "either-or" and "neither-nor" all this while.

    It does not cause skin injury, nor = It neither causes skin injury, nor
    So there's your neither / nor.
    The writer has chosen to use "nor does it do (B or C)" rather than "nor does it do A, nor B". This is acceptable enough.
    It neither does A, nor does it do B or C.

    2. "In our experience, taken individually, the presence of the Black Sparrow or the White Mynah do not have.."Why do is chosen in this case?
    This is wrong. It should be "the presence of A or B does not have ... "


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    Re: statements to be corrected

    Thanks! Raymott. Your explanations were splendid!

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