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    #1

    Neither, nor

    Dear teachers,

    (i)Are the following sentences interchangeable?

    I can't swim. Neither do I.
    I can't swim. Nor Do I.

    (ii) Are the following sentences acceptable?
    (a)Neither do we accept, nor do we/we assume any reliability in relation to the contents of these pages which should not be relied upon as accurate.

    (b)Neither does Money fall from heaven, nor does it grow on any tree.

    (c)Neither does Money fall from heaven, nor it grows on any tree.


    Thanks.
    Last edited by Deepurple; 15-Oct-2008 at 05:36.


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    #2

    Re: Neither, nor

    [quote=Deepurple;367264]Dear teachers,

    (i)Are the following sentences interchangeable?

    I can't swim. Neither do I.
    I can't swim. Nor Do I.-Absolutely interchangeable.

    (ii) Are the following sentences acceptable?
    (a)Neither do we accept, nor do we assume any reliability in relation to the contents of these pages which should not be relied upon as accurate.

    (b)Neither does Money fall from heaven, nor does it grow on any tree. Normally the negative conjunction"nor/neither" is followed by a grammatical inversion. This is why the second sentence is grammatically incorrect.

    (c)Neither does Money fall from heaven, nor it grows on any tree.


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