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    neither/nor did they feel that they had to be.

    Few of the gold seekers who flocked to California were experienced miners, ___ did they feel that they had to be.
    (A)neither (B)nor (C)and so (D)and either
    The answer to the above question is option B. Is option A also acceptable?
    Last edited by sitifan; 05-Apr-2016 at 18:56. Reason: typo
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    Re: neither/nor did they feel that they had to be.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Few of the gold seekers who flocked to California were experiences experienced miners, ___ did they feel that they had to be.
    (A)neither (B)nor (C)and so (D)and either
    The answer to the above question is option B. Is option A also acceptable?
    Both constructions are rare in AmE, but nor sounds more natural to me. It negates the following statement, while neither​ selects from two possibilities.
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