Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Dec 2004
    • Posts: 48
    #1

    Nor

    Hello,
    "He never said the word Dragon to himself. Nor would it have made things any better if he had."
    "The smoke from its nostils was like thesmoke of a fire that will not last much longer. Nor did it seem to have noticed Eustace."
    I sometimes come across such usage of NOR and follower words in a book I read now. The auther uses nomal nor as well, so it seems it's intentionally being used to me.
    What is difference from usual order?
    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Nanatuha; 22-Jan-2006 at 09:20.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,912
    #2

    Re: Nor

    When certain words come at the beginning of a sentence, the verb and subject invert. 'Nor' inverts at the beginning of a sentence and at the beginning of a clause.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Dec 2004
    • Posts: 48
    #3

    Re: Nor

    I see. "Neither", "So" are also same kind of words, aren't they? I haven't noticed at all till now.

    Thank you for explanation.
    Last edited by Nanatuha; 23-Jan-2006 at 02:11.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,912
    #4

    Re: Nor

    In some uses, yes.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •