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Which is correct and why? :up:
 

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tdol said:
Which is correct and why? :up:
Hi;
did they fail:tick: → “nor” is marginal coordinator→we have inversion

they failed:cross: → because of two reasons:1. lexical verb can never appear in the sructure of a “code” ,we need auxiliary.
2.after “nor” we have inversion

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the correct answer is number 2 because when we use nor we should make inversion so the verb comes befor the subject.
 

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It's an alternative. ;-)
 

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Better luck next time. ;-)
 

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failed this time,!!!
i voted for the first option..
good luck to me next time :oops: :lol:
 

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is it a negative form of "so did they"?
 
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Nor is a contraction of "and+not+either" think of it in these terms and the answer becomes obvious. You don't use a negative after it because then you would have double negation and it would be out of sync with the first phrase which is a negative sentence. In order to have appropriate parallelism we must choose the second answer as the first answer is incorrect as it does not have the necessary participle.
 

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thanks Marcus
 

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I think the third is correct.
They weren't successful, and nor did they fail.
But
They weren't successful, but nor didn't they fail.
 

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Csharp- 'nor didn't' is a double negative. ;-)
 

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You're welcome. :)
 

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Hi!

I'm sorry , mayby first one's is correct because second and third are like question did they? this is my opinion, just remember and translate to your language.:roll:
 

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how and why we use nor

what that mean ? :?: :?:
 
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