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    bertietheblue is offline Senior Member
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    Not ... nor

    From The Guardian newspaper:

    "Collaboration can't overcome basic weaknesses in individual councils, nor stop them bringing forward badly designed projects."

    Is this is a double negative?

    Should it read:

    "Collaboration can't overcome basic weaknesses in individual councils, or stop them bringing forward badly designed projects."

    or:

    "Collaboration can't overcome basic weaknesses in individual councils; nor can it stop them bringing forward badly designed projects."?

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Not ... nor

    I prefer your versions.

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