Student or Learner
Usually, native speakers teach me to join 2 negative verb phrases by using "neither..nor", "be not...nor" or "or":
1) I have neither revised my exam nor turned in my homework.
2) I have not revised my exam, nor have I turned in my homework.
3) I have not revised my exam or turned in my homework.
But is it correct to use "and" to link up 2 negative phrases?
i.e. I have not revised my exam and turned in my homework.
If you advise me against using it, can you provide me some reasons? Like, it is not grammatical at all to link 2 negative verb phrases with an "and".
But I want some explanations.
In what way is using "and" in this kind of double negative verb sentence not grammatical?
If you said this, most people would understand what you mean, and I would guess most people wouldn't even notice a problem with it. I'm not saying it's correct, though. A different, perhaps not so related example I hear all the time is:
1: So, you didn't end up going to the movies?
Did 2 go? No, but they should have said "yes" to not going.
A: You don't like Lady Gaga, do you?
... is cheating a tad, because the response is now in answer to "do you", which is the affirmative, but I see your point. I'm sure I'm in the minority, expecting a literal/logical answer. Thinking about it more though, I often hear people reply with "correct", and I guess this is because they don't want to seem ambiguous?
Rather than discussing the question tag, I hope someone can offer some help on my sentence.