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    'or' in negative sentences

    Hello,

    - Many scholars do not consider Tolkien as a serious author.
    - Many scholars find his works such as an escapist, infantile and dreamful one that is not worth mentinioning it at all.

    What I would like to want to do is combine these two sentences with 'or'. Here is my try:

    - Many scholars do not consider Tolkien as a serious author(,) or find his works such as an escapist, infantile and dreamful one that is not worth mentinioning it at all.

    Is my sentence grammatically OK? I would also like to ask if the comma is necessary or not.

    (P.S I think the sentence would mean: ''Many scholars do not consider Tolkien as a serious author nor do they find his works such as an escapist, infantile and dreamful one that is not worth mentinioning it at all.'')

    I feel confused.

    Thank you.

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    Re: 'or' in negative sentences

    "Many scholars find his works such as an escapist, infantile and dreamful one that is not worth mentinioning it at all."
    Before you start trying to link the two sentences together, you should correct this one. As it stands, it has several errors which render it meaningless.

    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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