regarding the following examples:
1- he didn't remember, neither did I
2- the struggle did not end, nor was it any less diminished
can we switch between nor and neither in these examples , if yes then this means we can switch between neither and nor in introducing a negative statement , right? if so which is formal and which is informal?
note: i know that we can't switch between them in a sentence like:i like neither cats nor dogs - and in a sentence like:neither sides of the brain are dominant
in using either or neither + of
like in these examples:
-Neither of them is interested in your project
-Either of you has broken my coffee cups
-Either of these rooms will serve me as a study
-Neither of my sisters is abroad
do we must talk about just two things,persons or about 2 or more things,persons using either or neither + of?
sorry for the long question ,, and many many thanks in advance.
1 looks okay to me.
2 looks okay also. I don't think you would want to use "nor" before "neither," if that is your question.
i like neither cats nor dogs (okay)
neither sides of the brain are dominant
neither side [of the brain] is dominant
You would use "either" or "neither" for two individuals, items, or groups.
You would use "some," "any," "all," or "none" (not a complete list) for multiple individuals, items, or groups.
I hope that answered all your questions.
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