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    #1

    neither...nor...nor

    1. It's not as cautious as Germany, or as fashionable as Italy, or as passionate as Spain.

    2. It's neither as cautious as Germany, nor as fashionable as Italy, nor as passionate as Spain.

    Are the above sentences acceptable?
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    #2

    Re: neither...nor...nor

    Yes.
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    #3

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    3. It's not as cautious as Germany, and not as fashionable as Italy, and not as passionate as Spain.

    Is the above sentence also acceptable?
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    #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    3. It's not as cautious as Germany, and not as fashionable as Italy, and not as passionate as Spain.

    Is the above sentence also acceptable?
    It would be better without the first and​.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: neither...nor...nor

    As I understand it, as a native speaker of AmE, the word "neither" is used when there are two items. So "Neither A nor B" is correct, but "Neither A nor B nor C" is wrong.
    Translator, editor and TESOL certificate holder, but not a teacher. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    #6

    Re: neither...nor...nor

    Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
    Greek historian Herodotus, on the Persian mounted postal couriers. Adapted into the unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service
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    Re: neither...nor...nor

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbha View Post
    As I understand it, as a native speaker of AmE, the word "neither" is used when there are two items. So "Neither A nor B" is correct, but "Neither A nor B nor C" is wrong.
    Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. (Ecclesiastes 9:10 New International Version)
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage...lesiastes+9:10
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