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    Neither...nor2

    A)We neither got to see the castle nor did we see the cathedral.

    B)We didn't get to see the castle neither did we see the cathedral.

    C)We didn't get to see the castle nor did we see the cathedral.

    İs there any difference in nuance in the meaning between these 3 sentences or are they completely in the same meaning?

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    Re: Neither...nor2

    Quote Originally Posted by Tara2 View Post
    A) We neither got to see the castle nor did we see the cathedral.

    B) We didn't get to see the castle neither did we see the cathedral.

    C) We didn't get to see the castle nor did we see the cathedral.

    İs there any difference in nuance in the meaning between these 3 sentences or are they completely in mean the same? meaning?
    Note my corrections above.

    A. We got to see neither the castle nor the cathedral.
    B. We didn't get to see the castle, nor did we see the cathedral.
    C. We didn't get to see the castle, nor did we see the cathedral.

    Above are the corrected versions. Most native speakers would simply say "We didn't get to see the castle or the cathedral."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Neither...nor2

    Even with ems's corrections, none of the versions with neither or nor are natural in American English.
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    Re: Neither...nor2

    In AmE you would typically hear/read, "We didn't get to see the castle or the cathedral".

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    Re: Neither...nor2

    Abe: We didn't get to see either one.
    Bob: Either what?
    Abe: The castle or the cathedral.
    Bob: What a bummer!
    Abe: Yeah! That was why we went there.
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