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    Neither/nor

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    Would you please help me to use construction "neither/nor". Now I'm writing essay about damaged forest: "Unfortunately, there are no ways to avoid severe consequences of some disasters and there are no tools to predict them". Here the two statements with "no". How should the sentence be written correctly?

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    Re: Neither/nor

    Quote Originally Posted by Dmitry A. Kovalsiy View Post
    Hi!

    Would you please help me to use construction "neither/nor".? Now I'm writing an essay about a damaged forest: "Unfortunately, there are no ways to avoid severe consequences of some disasters and there are no tools to predict them". Here the are two statements with "no". How should the sentence be written correctly?
    Why don't you give it a try first, and we'll offer corrections if necessary?
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    Re: Neither/nor

    When are you going to submit your essay to your teacher/tutor for marking/grading?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Neither/nor

    Ok! This is my endeavour to make the sentence more sophisticated: "Unfortunately, there are neither ways to avoid severe consequences of some disasters nor tools to predict them"

    Is it correct?

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    Re: Neither/nor

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    When are you going to submit your essay to your teacher/tutor for marking/grading?
    I guess, you think that my question is a simle cheating! That's wrong! I always use English textbooks while writing an essay (for example, Practical English Usage by Michael Swan and a couple of web-sites). Sometimes, I'm not sure about grammar and usage of words. www.usingenglish.com is the third source of information. This is the main reason why I am here. My tutor completely believes me. So, there is nothing bad in asking somebody who knows English perfectly!

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    Re: Neither/nor

    Quote Originally Posted by Dmitry A. Kovalsiy View Post
    Ok! This is my endeavour to make the sentence more sophisticated: "Unfortunately, there are neither ways to avoid severe consequences of some disasters nor tools to predict them"

    Is it correct?
    It's OK. You could change the word order and say neither are there ways....

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