neither nor coordinating

neither nor coordinating

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There are two overlapping points in the English Grammar Profile at B2 for ‘neither nor’.

Point 104 in CLAUSES & coordinated is defined as:

combine two main clauses of the same type using ‘neither’ in front or mid-position, followed by ‘nor’ to introduce the second clause, for emphasis.

Point 15 in the Conjunctions & coordinating is defined as

‘neither nor’ to connect two words, phrases or clauses, often to give emphasis or focus.

Also, note that ‘neither nor’ is already B2 on the EVP.

 

neither * * * * nor (clusters with wildcards on iWeb)

NEITHER AN OFFER TO PURCHASE NOR

82
NEITHER THE UNITED STATES NOR 146
NEITHER THE TIME NOR

773
NEITHER HE NOR 2742

 

Because it is easy to find vocabulary that associates with this grammar we can choose B1 examples, just under B2.

iWeb search for neither _v* with verbs as Lemmas:

1 [NEITHER] [BE] 51157
2 [NEITHER] [DO] 30725
3 [NEITHER] [HAVE] 13529
4 [NEITHER] [CAN] 8900
5 [NEITHER] [WILL] 7626
6 [NEITHER] [SHOULD] 4805
7 [NEITHER] [] 4193
8 [NEITHER] [WOULD] 3913
9 [NEITHER] [COULD] 3144
10 [NEITHER] [SHALL] 2409
11 [NEITHER] [KNOW] 1613

12 [NEITHER] [CONFIRM] 1551

 

iWeb search for nor _v* with verbs as Lemmas.

1 [NOR] [DO] 114005
2 [NOR] [BE] 105768
3 [NOR] [HAVE] 24787
4 [NOR] [CAN] 22490
5 [NOR] [WILL] 20786
6 [NOR] [SHOULD] 12902
7 [NOR] [WOULD] 11669
8 [NOR] [SHALL] 7036
9 [NOR] [COULD] 6675
10 [NOR] [] 2427
11 [NOR] [MAY] 2397
12 [NOR] [DENY] 2054
13 [NOR] [MAKE] 1784
14 [NOR] [HEAR] 1442
15 [NOR] [TAKE] 1414
16 [NOR] [GIVE] 1284
17 [NOR] [USE] 1225
18 [NOR] [NEED] 1149
19 [NOR] [SEE] 1046
20 [NOR] [WANT] 1018
21 [NOR] [LET] 939
22 [NOR] [KNOW] 898

23 [NOR] [DESTROY] 856

 

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