NEGATIVE CLAUSE + nor | neither

NEGATIVE CLAUSE + nor | neither

Point 129 in CLAUSES/coordinated is defined as:

combine a negative clause with an inverted clause with ‘nor’, to give focus.

Point 25 in CONJUNCTIONS/coordinating is defined as:

‘Neither’ or ‘Nor’ + inverted auxiliary or ‘be’ + subject to add to a previous related negative clause, to focus on an additional negative factor.

We can start by searching in iWeb for:

nor _V _P

1 NOR IS IT 25287
2 NOR DOES IT 20166
3 NOR DO I 15333
4 NOR DO THEY 11467
5 NOR DO WE 7714
6 NOR ARE THEY 7696
7 NOR DID HE 5556
8 NOR AM I 5168
9 NOR DID I 4997
10 NOR WAS IT 4721
11 NOR WILL IT 4495
12 NOR HAVE I 4459
13 NOR DOES HE 4095
14 NOR DID THEY 3981
15 NOR DID IT 3383
16 NOR CAN IT 3124
17 NOR DO YOU 3050

18 NOR SHOULD IT 3049

1 , AND NOR SHOULD IT BE . 21
2 BE , NOR SHOULD IT BE CONSTRUED 17
3 NOT , NOR SHOULD IT BE , 17
4 INTENDED , NOR SHOULD IT BE CONSTRUED 14
5 ADVICE , NOR SHOULD IT BE RELIED 13
6 NOT INTENDED NOR SHOULD IT BE CONSTRUED 12
7 . NOR SHOULD IT BE FORGOTTEN 8
8 TO BE NOR SHOULD IT BE RELIED 8
9 BE , NOR SHOULD IT BE , 7
10 EASY , NOR SHOULD IT BE . 7

  Mongabay.com
‘There are no silver bullets’ in conservation: Synchronicity …
But I would say that this is not the norm for conservation, and nor should it be.

19 NOR WILL THEY 2806
20 NOR CAN THEY 2787
21 NOR CAN WE 2684
22 NOR CAN I 2503
23 NOR WOULD I 2461
24 NOR WILL I 2374
25 NOR CAN YOU 2365
26 NOR ARE WE 2346
27 NOR IS HE 2319
28 NOR SHOULD THEY 2181
29 NOR WAS HE 2059
30 NOR WILL YOU 2049


A2 vocabulary is the highest in the first 100 clusters  from ‘nor’ = B2 in EVP

anyone (8)
could (7)
must (1)
serve (1)
shall (6)
should (9)
were (2)


1 NEITHER IS IT 3123
2 NEITHER DO I 2039
3 NEITHER SHOULD YOU 1453
4 NEITHER DO WE 1436
5 NEITHER DOES IT 1382
6 NEITHER DO THEY 1317
7 NEITHER DO YOU 1131
8 NEITHER ARE THEY 1016
9 NEITHER DID I 911
10 NEITHER AM I 847
11 NEITHER DID HE 829
12 NEITHER CAN WE 794
13 NEITHER DOES HE 666
14 NEITHER CAN YOU 643
15 NEITHER ARE WE 622
16 NEITHER ARE YOU 595
17 NEITHER SHOULD WE 577
18 NEITHER WAS IT 568
19 NEITHER WILL YOU 568
20 NEITHER IS HE 525
21 NEITHER WILL I 497
22 NEITHER DID THEY 490
23 NEITHER HAVE I 460
24 NEITHER CAN THEY 437
25 NEITHER CAN IT 424
26 NEITHER CAN I 418
27 NEITHER DID WE 405
28 NEITHER WILL THEY 385
29 NEITHER WILL IT 367

30 NEITHER DOES ANYONE 330

  Minneapolis Star Tribune
Voting rights clash brewing at Minnesota Capitol
It’s the extent to which it happens that I don‘t know and frankly neither do you, and neither does anyone else.

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