I have three questions to ask.
Please read the following sentences:
1. It wasn't cold or wet.
2. For 10 days he did not see Tenis nor telephone her.
I think the structures of the above two sentences are the same, so I can use "nor" in sentence one or "or " in sentence two? No. They are not quite the same. #1 is a straight either/or:"It wasn't [either] wet or cold". #2 is an alternative way of saying neither/nor: "He neither saw Tenis nor telephoned her".
3. It was neither cold nor wet. (can I use "or") No - neither needs nor.
Something my sister was drawing attracted my attention. I had never seen her draw anything like it before.
I can't use something because it is a negative sentence. Is that right? Never heard that before. "I never saw her draw something like it before" is just as possible.
The two sentences are linked. In the first she has drawn something unusual, and in the second "I" comments that she has not done anything like it before.
Another person's good opinion of you is something to live up to, not to lean on.
I can't use everything because "everything" suggests plural form while "opinion" suggests singular form. Is that right?
Much more important is the collocation of "something to live up to">> a criterion to match in what you do.
Using "everything" alters the meaning of the sentence >> You have to meet all expectations in what you do.
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