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    Question Nor

    Re: Nor

    1. How do I apply 'nor' in a grammatically correct sentence?
    2. Nor is a conjunction, isn't?
    3. Where do we have to put 'nor'?
    4. Based on the examples below, 'nor' can be used with/or without neither, can't it?

    I have neither time nor money for nightclubs.
    Is this sentence same with: I don't have time and money for nightclubs.

    Not a flower nor even a blade of grass will grow in this desert.
    Can I say: Neither a flower nor even a blade of grass will grow in this desert.
    'Nor' suggests a negative meaning, does not it? If yes, why in this sentence we have to put Not?

    He can't do it; nor can I, nor can you, nor can anybody.
    Does it mean he can't do it; and I can't, and you can't, and anybody can't either.

    Nor was this all.
    What does this sentence mean?

    Nor will I deny that ...
    What does it mean?

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    Re: Any

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. (positive sentence)
    Is this grammatically correct sentence?
    If yes, then 'any' here means some? any questions = some questions?

    I have some books.
    I don't have any books. (negative sentence)

    So, 'any' can be used in both positive and negative sentences depends on the context. Is it right?




    Thanks.
    Last edited by sio; 04-Jan-2009 at 03:56.

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    Re: Nor

    Quote Originally Posted by sio View Post
    He can't do it; nor can I, nor can you, nor can anybody.
    Does it mean he can't do it; and I can't, and you can't, and nobody else can do it?
    That's right! And I can't do it either.



    (Context is always important.)

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