usage of 'neither.. nor', 'not...or' and 'not.... nor'

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Are these sentences grammatical? 

  1. I neither usually wake up at 6 am, nor do I like to wake up at 5 am.
  2. We neither wear the same clothes, nor do we eat the same food.
  3. We don't wear the same clothes or eat the same food.
  4. We don't wear the same clothes nor do we eat the same food.

user250189

Posted 2017-08-17T10:42:40.743

Reputation: 351

hehe I asked before the same thing. link[https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/126696/do-native-speakers-use-double-negatives-in-order-to-mean-positive-situations-rea] FYI please. – Kentaro – 2018-05-27T23:54:40.303

Answers

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Here is your answers for each sentence:

Number 1

Original: I neither usually wake up at 6 am, nor do I like to wake up at 5 am.

Proper: I don't usually wake up at 6 A.M., nor do I wake up at 5 A.M.

Number 2

Original: We neither wear the same clothes, nor do we eat the same food.

Proper: We don't wear the same clothes, nor do we eat the same food.

Number 3

Original: We don't wear the same clothes or eat the same food.

Proper: We don't wear the same clothes or eat the same food.

Number 4

Original: We don't wear the same clothes nor do we eat the same food.

Proper: We don't wear the same clothes, nor eat the same food.

doamatto

Posted 2017-08-17T10:42:40.743

Reputation: 56

1I would suggest you replace "Proper" with "Typical", as all the sentences are grammatical and understandable. It is merely that "neither/nor" is not typical usage, and would sound stilted to most listeners for the examples given. – Corvus B – 2017-12-10T16:35:22.967