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    #1

    is not ...nor... / is not ...or

    I would like to know which sentence would be best to use:

    This is not the beginning nor the end of my story.
    This is not the beginning or the end of my story.

    Is the first sentence acceptable?I know that many prefer the negation with 'or' but the first sentence I heard it in a movie so that's why I've been wondering about it.

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    #2

    Re: is not ...nor... / is not ...or

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    I would like to know which sentence would be best to use:

    This is not the beginning nor the end of my story.
    This is not the beginning or the end of my story.

    Is the first sentence acceptable?I know that many prefer the negation with 'or' but the first sentence I heard it in a movie so that's why I've been wondering about it.
    This is neither the beginning nor the end of my story.
    This is not the beginning or the end of my story.

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    #3

    Re: is not ...nor... / is not ...or

    So to sum it up the first sentence is not correct, right?

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    #4

    Re: is not ...nor... / is not ...or

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    So to sum it up the first sentence is not correct, right?
    It's not ideal.

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