Student or Learner
I am studying a grammar book talking about the 'co-ordinating conjunctions'.
1. Not only were the poice late, but (also) they did not bring a search warrant.
This also applies to clauses beginning with 'neither' and 'nor'. eg.
2. The police were late, nor did they bring a search warrant.
My questions are :
In the above point #1
What is the reason why the writer put a bracket to also?
In the above point #2
To remain the same meaning, can I put neither to replace nor ?