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    Nor and or

    Which one is correct and are there differences?

    1-I spent days and nobody called me or sent me a message.

    2-I spent days and nobody neither called me nor sent me a message.

    3- I spent days and nobody called me nor did they sent me a message.

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    #2

    Re: Nor and or

    What does "I spent days" mean?
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    #3

    Re: Nor and or

    Nobody called me or sent me a message.

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    Re: Nor and or

    I'd open with "Days went by and ...". As you've been shown, remove "neither". I'd end with "... nobody called or messaged me".
    You can use "message" as a verb here, especially because in terms of technology it covers emails, texts, Whatsapp etc.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Nor and or

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'd open with "Days went by and ...". As you've been shown, remove "neither". I'd end with "... nobody called or messaged me".
    You can use "message" as a verb here, especially because in terms of technology it covers emails, texts, Whatsapp etc.

    Thank you. If I remove "neither," Would the sentence be correct?

    I spent days and nobody called me nor sent me a message.

    3- If I say, days went by and nobody called me nor did they messaged me , Is it correct?

    I made message as a verb as you suggested in your post.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Nor and or

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    What does "I spent days" mean?
    I wanted to say that days went by, as emsr2d2 suggested. I do not if "I spent days" makes sense

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    Re: Nor and or

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmvp View Post
    I wanted to say that days went by, as emsr2d2 suggested. I do not know if "I spent days" makes sense.
    If it made sense, Tarheel would not have written post #2, jutfrank wouldn't have omitted it completely and I wouldn't have reworded it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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