neither... nor

neither... nor

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  • neither...nor (...nor) — phrase used for showing that something is not true of two or more people, things, actions, qualities, or ideas Neither his son nor his daughter were at the funeral. Ron’s neither as young nor as fit as the other members of the team. The president …   Useful english dictionary

  • neither ... nor — In writing and formal speech, neither and nor are used to link two words or expressions of the same type in order to make a negative statement about two people, things, qualities, or actions. You put neither in front of the first word or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • neither nor — not this and not that, not either of the two …   English contemporary dictionary

  • either... or, neither... nor — Either means one of two ; neither means not one of two. Or goes with either, nor with neither: Either Sarah or I will go, but neither Bill nor Jane will. When used alone, both either and neither take verbs in the singular: Either is ready to go… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • either ... or vs neither ... nor —   either .. or is a construction we use to show there is a choice between two different things, but you can only choose one, not both.   For example:   You can have either beer or wine.   You can use either ... or to give someone an ultimatum.… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • either ... or vs neither ... nor —   either .. or is a construction we use to show there is a choice between two different things, but you can only choose one, not both.   For example:   You can have either beer or wine.   You can use either ... or to give someone an ultimatum.… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • neither — 1. pronunciation. Both pronunciations, niy dhǝ and nee dhǝ, are about equally common. 2. parts of speech. Neither functions in two ways: as an adjective or pronoun, and as an adverb or conjunction. a) adjective and pronoun. Neither means ‘not the …   Modern English usage

  • nor — W1S2 [no: US no:r] conj, adv [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: nother neither, nor (13 19 centuries)] 1.) neither ... nor ... used when mentioning two things that are not true or do not happen ▪ He can neither read nor write. (=he cannot read or write) ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nor — W1S2 [no: US no:r] conj, adv [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: nother neither, nor (13 19 centuries)] 1.) neither ... nor ... used when mentioning two things that are not true or do not happen ▪ He can neither read nor write. (=he cannot read or write) ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • neither — [nē′thər, nī′thər] adj., pron. [ME naither, altered (by assoc. with eyther, EITHER) < nauther < OE na hwæther, lit., not whether (see NO1, WHETHER), not either of two] not one or the other (of two); not either [neither boy went; neither of… …   English World dictionary

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