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    Correct options

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    _____ Norman _____ his brother was present during the school camp.

    1) Either ... nor
    2) Not only .... but also
    3) Neither ... nor

    The answer is (3). IMO, all the choices are correct. Am I right?

    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Correct options

    Yes!!!

    Neither Norman nor his brother was present during the school camp. is correct.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Hi

    _____ Norman _____ his brother was present during the school camp.

    1) Either ... nor
    2) Not only .... but also
    3) Neither ... nor

    The answer is (3). IMO, all the choices are correct. Am I right?

    Many thanks.
    #2 and #3 are fine.
    #1: cannot be used >> Either/or

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    Re: Correct options

    Hi Anglikca

    _____ Norman _____ his brother was present during the school camp.

    1) Either ... or
    2) Not only .... but also
    3) Neither ... nor

    The answer is (3). IMO, all the choices are correct. Am I right?

    My apologies. It should be 'Either .... or'
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    Your reply is : #2 and #3 are fine.
    #1: cannot be used >> Either/or
    (With the change to 'Either ... or', can #1 be used?

    Many thanks.

    Best wishes


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    Re: Correct options

    I was pointing out that "or" relates to "either", just as "neither" relates to "nor".

    You cannot use "or" with "neither" or "nor" with "either".

    So no, unless the sentence is phrased as a question: "Was either xxx or yy at the camp this year?" you cannot use either.

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    #6

    Re: Correct options

    Hi Anglika

    Just to make sure that I get it correct, I'm reposting my question with the typo removed. My apologies for asking the question again.

    _____ Norman _____ his brother was present during the school camp.

    1) Either ... or
    2) Not only .... but also
    3) Neither ... nor

    Are all the above choices correct in filling in the blanks?

    I look forward to your reply and would like to express my deep appreciation for your invaluable guidance.

    Best wishes


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    Re: Correct options

    No problem, it is important to be sure you understand.

    #2 and #3 are correct for filling in the blanks. #1 in not correct.

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    Re: Correct options

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    No problem, it is important to be sure you understand.

    #2 and #3 are correct for filling in the blanks. #1 in not correct.
    Thanks, Anglika, for your guidance.

    Best wishes.

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