1. victo

    victo Active Member

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    not/nor...?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by victo, Jul 1, 2015.

    Can the word 'not' (as an alternative to 'neither') be used with 'nor'?

    He is not attending the meeting nor buying us lunch. (PARALLEL)

    BAD SENTENCE/UNPARALLEL? He is not attending the meeting, nor is he buying us lunch.

    Thank you.
     
  2. AlcoholicWolf

    AlcoholicWolf Senior Member

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    If you use neither or nor after a negative clause you need to invert both the subject and verb. So it ought to read:

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Great! Thank you.
     

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