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    #1

    neither/either...nor/or

    Neither/either he nor/or I am/is/are right.

    About the above sentenc, which of the underlined part is right for it? Or all of them are right?

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    #2

    Re: neither/either...nor/or

    I'd say

    'Either he's right or I am.'

    He's not right and neither am I'.

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    #3

    Re: neither/either...nor/or

    Quote Originally Posted by 嘟嘟嘟嘟 View Post
    Neither/either he nor/or I am/is/are right.

    About In the above sentence, which of the underlined part words is right, for it? or are all of them are right?
    Note my corrections above.

    Like Rover, I'd say "Either he's/she's right or I am". To use "neither", I'd say "Neither of us is right".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: neither/either...nor/or

    But there exist the phrases like "neither/either... nor/or..." in English. In what situation do you use them?

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    #5

    Re: neither/either...nor/or

    Neither John nor Richard is coming.
    Neither the Smiths nor the Browns are coming
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    These are fine.

    I tend to avoid sentences like those in your original post: Neither he nor I am/is/are right.

    'Are' is wrong, which leaves us with:

    1. Neither I nor he is right.
    2. Neither I nor he am right.
    3. Neither he nor I is right.
    4. Neither he nor I am right.


    I don't like any of them.
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    #6

    Re: neither/either...nor/or

    Americans (except for me) have largely abandoned nor. They nearly always use or with neither.
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