Neither, nor and not ... either
We can use neither and nor to mean also not. They come at the beginning of a clause, and are followed by inverted word order: auxiliary verb + subject.
- ‘I cant speak French.’ ‘Neither can I.’ (NOT I also cant.)
- John didnt turn up, and nor did Alice.
We can also use not --- either with the same meaning and normal word order.
- I cant speak French. I cant either.
- John didnt turn up, and Alice didnt either.
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