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    Nor To Seperate Subjects

    Is this right..
    james nor harry played football.......please don't correct with neither

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    Re: Nor To Seperate Subjects

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    You need the neither.
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    Re: Nor To Seperate Subjects

    what if there are more than one person as in tom ,dick nor harry played well

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    Re: Nor To Seperate Subjects

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    No, neither...nor doesn't work with more than two, though people try it occasionally.

    You can use it this way: Neither Tom nor Dick nor Harry played well.

    And of course, you can use James didn't play football nor did Harry.

    I also find that your original form did exist, but is now 'archaic', as is Nor James nor Harry played well.
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    Re: Nor To Seperate Subjects

    Cheers mate!!!
    Just as i thought in fact "archaic" is exactly the word i had in mind but i've found it in many novels by say...enid blyton and so on..so i don't consider it outdated...i think ill just continue using it.....by the way could u look in at my other post PAST IN FUTURE ....i'd appreciate any help you could offer in this particular area of concern...wow boy do i sound stuck up!!!!
    Last edited by gdonuts; 24-Feb-2008 at 11:25.

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