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    "nor" usage. Is it okay to say...

    Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    "I don't think you're wrong nor I'm trying to tell you what to do"

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    Re: "nor" usage. Is it okay to say...

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew. View Post
    Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    "I don't think you're wrong nor I'm trying to tell you what to do"
    No, it isn't. You need to say something like, "I don't think you're wrong, and I'm not trying to tell you what to do"
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    Re: "nor" usage. Is it okay to say...

    How about "Neither I think you're wrong not I'm trying to tell you what to do"?

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    Re: "nor" usage. Is it okay to say...

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew. View Post
    How about "Neither I think you're wrong not I'm trying to tell you what to do"?
    No. You need to say something like, "I don't think you're wrong, and I'm not trying to tell you what to do".

    Alternatively, if you insist, you could try, "Neither do I think you are wrong, nor am I telling you what to do".

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    Re: "nor" usage. Is it okay to say...

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew. View Post
    Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    "I don't think you're wrong nor I'm trying to tell you what to do"

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    I believe that your sentence is grammatically correct if you change the order of some words:

    "I do not think that you are wrong, nor am I trying to tell you what to do."

    Here is a somewhat similar sentence from A Grammar of Present-Day English by Pence & Emery:

    "I have no inclination for such an undertaking, nor do I have the time."

    And here is another example (I forget the source):

    "Dumas did not disagree, nor did he seem at all bothered."


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    That's really helpful. Thanks a lot for your answers.

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