Which is correct or your preference, bearing in mind I can't reword to eg 'None of ...'?
1. Neither X or any other supplier, nor Y [shall respond directly to such requests]
2. Neither X or any other supplier nor Y ...
3. Neither X, nor any other supplier, nor Y ...
4. Neither X nor any other supplier nor Y ...
5. Neither X, any other supplier, nor Y ...
6. Neither X, any other supplier nor Y ...
where X and Y are companies.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Thanks. What if I introduced 'any other purchaser' after 'Y'?
Would you say
Neither X, nor any other supplier, nor Y, nor any other purchaser
Neither X or any other supplier, nor Y or any other purchaser
Dear Raymott and Bertie,
I apologize for inserting my question into this thread, but it is often said that we should avoid learning from lyrics (or at least we should be cautious), but I kind of feel that the following line from Jesus Christ Superstar would have given me a good clue if I had had to consider the above mentioned sentences on my own:
"Neither you, Simon, nor the fifty thousand, nor the Romans, nor the Jews, nor Judas, nor the twelve, nor the priests, nor the scribes, nor doomed Jerusalem itself understand what power is, understand what glory is, understand at all."
Am I right?
PS: Is my introducing sentence grammatically correct? (I'm eager to learn... )
Last edited by ~Mav~; 10-Jun-2010 at 17:30. Reason: Adding PS
Neither A or B, nor X or Y, nor 1, 2 or 3 ...
and it's a nightmare. I'm sure every time I see a 'neither ... nor ... nor' sentence, with added 'or's in between, I have to reach for the Nurofen before I even read it for sense.
Thank you very much, Raymott.
I kinda (sic!) felt it was kinda unnecessary to use "kind of", but I kinda couldn't resist to use it, thanks to some TV series. Though let me tell you that aside from this post, I didn't use "kinda" in the last couple of days. Well, kinda...