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    Neither...nor

    Can we use inversion in 'neither...nor' structure or just that should be use in something like this "A: I don't like him. B: Neither do I."?
    He neither desired heaven nor did he abhor hell. (2).

    From here: https://forum.wordreference.com/thre...-hell.1491860/


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    #2

    Re: Neither...nor

    Are you not satisfied with the many responses you got from wordreference.com?

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    Re: Neither...nor

    Quote Originally Posted by Tara2 View Post
    in 'neither...nor' structure or just that should be use in
    That's ungrammatical.
    I don't see a problem with your second quoted sentence.

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    Part of speech of 'neither' and 'nor'

    What is the difference between "neither" in these two sentences? And also "nor"s?
    Neither do you do it. Nor do I.
    Neither you nor I do it.

    I asked in EO too.
    Last edited by Tara2; 08-Feb-2020 at 20:32.

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    #5

    Re: Part of speech of 'neither' and 'nor'

    Note that I have merged your two threads.
    Please do not open new threads on the same topic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tara2 View Post

    I asked in EO too.
    Can you provide a link?

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    #6

    Re: Part of speech of 'neither' and 'nor'

    Tara, please note that we comment on something.

    ( Awaiting your answer to post #2.)
    Not a professional teacher

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    Re: Neither...nor

    Quote Originally Posted by Tara2 View Post
    Can we use inversion in 'neither...nor' structure or just that should be use in something like this "A: I don't like him. B: Neither do I."?
    He neither desired heaven nor did he abhor hell. (2).
    In archaic poetic (King James Bible-like) usage, I believe that the following works. Note the absence of do-support in both halves:

    Neither desired he heaven, nor abhorred he hell.


    That isn't a type of sentence that your ESL teacher will teach you.

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    Re: Neither...nor

    It's not clear to me what you're asking, Tara2. Are you asking about sentences with the structure of Phaedrus' one in the post above?

    If you make your own example, we'll tell you if it's right.

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    Re: Part of speech of 'neither' and 'nor'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Tara, please note that we comment on something.

    ( Awaiting your answer to post #2.)
    Is that really important for you?
    I think the answer is clear there's no need to tell. I'm just wondering why Rover waste his time by veryfing other forums to see whether questions here are asked in ALL the other forums or not. When I see he answered a question, I'm sure it's just for this to say "The answer is asked also here ans here and here and here.....". What the hell does this has to do with you, Rover. If you don't want to help members, don't help, you don't have to, but why do you bother, upset, sad them?
    You here are a moderator and have this wrong and hateful right, but why you do that in other forums, the answer is very clear: Just to bother others.

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    #10

    Re: Neither...nor

    By the way I'm not rude with anyone here and don't want to

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