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"They said they did not bully Tim nor did they witness any of the incidents."

I found the above sentence from a newspaper article.

1. Is it grammatical?
2. Can I rewrite it to:
They said they did not bully Tim or witness any of the incidents.

Thanks.
 
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Ju

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Can I rewrite it to :

They said they neither bullied Tim nor witnessed any of the incidents."

Thanks.
 

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1. She did not phone that day or the next day.
2. She did not phone that day, nor the next day.

Do the above sentences mean the same?

3. Our main need is not food or money. It is
education.
4. Our main need is not food, nor money. It
is education.

Thanks.
 

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1. She did not phone that day or the next day.
2. She did not phone that day, nor the next day.

Do the above sentences mean the same thing?

Yes.


3. Our main need is not food or money. It is
education.
4. Our main need is neither food (no comma in a series of just two) nor money. It
is education.

Thanks.

You're welcome!
 
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