Using ‘Nor’ without Neither

Using ‘Nor’ without Neither

Using ‘Nor’ without Neither

Using 'Nor' without NeitherWe can use nor without neither.

We actually replace neither with nor.

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. 

Examples

“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.

Used As n Adverb