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    Neither nor

    Dear teachers:
    As we know,it'is correct in grammar that neither you nor I am to take up the work.My teacher told us that We can change this sentence into the type of"Neither you are to take up the work nor I am to take up the work".To be honest ,I am somewhat suspicious of the changed version.Based on the primitive sentence,I wonder whether I can change the sentence into this type "You are to take up the work,nor/neither am I".To recap,my major problem is whether the teacher's changed version or my changed version is right or not.Which one or ones is/are right?

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    Re: Neither nor

    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie6201 View Post
    "You are to take up the work,nor/neither am I".
    I would say 'You are not to take up the work, neither am I'.

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    Re: Neither nor

    Matthew, that is a comma splice.

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    Re: Neither nor

    Thanks for your reply,Mike.I'm an English-learning student and my teacher recommend this website to me.It's my error not to tell the problem clearly.My main problem lies on the sentence of"Neither you are to take up the work nor I am to take up the work".I can't distinguish the part of speech between neither and nor.In this sentence,what's the part of speech of neither and nor?I 'm looking forward to your reply.
    Last edited by Frankie6201; 22-Nov-2014 at 12:25. Reason: I didn't explain the one that I want say thanks to

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    Re: Neither nor

    Thank you ,Matthew.It's my error not to tell the problem clearly.My main problem lies on the sentence of"Neither you are to take up the work nor I am to take up the work".I doubt whether it is right and I can't distinguish the part of speech between neither and nor.In this sentence,what's the part of speech of neither and nor?

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    Re: Neither nor

    "Neither" and "nor" are conjunctions and they work together.

    The house is neither green nor blue. It is white.

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    Re: Neither nor

    'Neither' is a pronoun in 'Neither of us is to take up the work'.

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    Re: Neither nor

    Frankie6201, please remember to put a space after every comma, full stop, question mark and exclamation mark. In addition, put a space before opening quotation marks.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Red face Re: Neither nor

    Thanks for your advice. I will be careful with it in my future life. You are so warm-hearted that remind me of the details.

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    Re: Neither nor

    Thank you, Mike. It's really kind of you to help me with this problem.

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