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    nor even


    The customer was so upset she didn't let me say a word. Nor even a single word.

    hi,
    is the underlined construction correct, please?
    thanks.

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    Post Re: nor even

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post

    The customer was so upset she didn't let me say a word. Nor even a single word. not say a word = not say a single word

    hi,
    is the underlined construction correct, please?
    thanks.
    It's called tautology - saying the same thing using similar words.

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    Re: nor even

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    It's called tautology - saying the same thing using similar words.
    hello,
    I'm not sure I understood your reply.
    Do you mean that "nor even" is correct and is a "tautology"?
    Thanks.

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    Cool Re: nor even

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hello,
    i'm not sure i understood your reply.
    Do you mean that "nor even" is correct and is a "tautology"? it is grammatically correct. My point is that you've got virtually the same thing in either clause, which makes the whole utterance tautologous.
    thanks.


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    Re: nor even

    The customer was so upset she didn't let me say a word. Not even a single word.


    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post

    The customer was so upset she didn't let me say a word. Nor even a single word.

    hi,
    is the underlined construction correct, please?
    thanks.

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