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    #1

    not ... nor

    Hi

    1. 'I do not drink or smoke.'
    2. 'I do not drink, nor do I smoke.'
    3. 'I do not drink nor smoke.'

    Are all the above sentences correct?

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    Re: not ... nor

    1 and 2 both sound good, no.3 sounds off to me but I don't think it's grammatically wrong.

    You could also use neither.

    I do not drink and neither do I smoke.
    I neither drink nor smoke.

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    #3

    Re: not ... nor

    Number 1 is natural. Number 2 is OK but less natural. Number 3 is incorrect. (You can say I neither drink nor smoke.​)
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