Conjunctions like “nor” and “or” give you more options for joining two sentences or creating lists. However, it’s often hard to determine which one to use. While either/or are positive, the word “nor” is a negative conjunction, which means it’s telling the reader something is missing. Typically, you’d use “nor” in a pair with the word “neither,” but there are also a few other ways to use it.
Follow “neither” with “nor” within a sentence. Usually, “nor” follows “neither” in the same sentence, as in, “neither A nor B.” Together, this neither/nor structure forms something known as a correlative pair. This means that the information one term introduces is connected or related to the information the other term introduces.
“I have never ridden a camel.” “Nor have I.:” or “Neither have I.”
“I don’t eat or drink anything I don’t like.” “Nor do I.” or “Neither do I.
He can’t fix my computer and nor/neither can I.
The police cannot answer any questions at this time, nor can they give the suspect’s name.
My family didn’t think I have the ability, nor did my friends when I told them I was going to climb a mountain.