2009年 9月 4日, 星期五 - 格林尼治标准时间17:12

Neither Nor 两者都不

Could you please explain the differences between 'neither' and 'nor' and how to use them? Thank you.

Huang Ding, China

Learners of English from China are often confused by the words 'neither' and 'nor'.

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In the programme, Yang Li answers Huang Ding’s question on the correct usage of these words.

Here are a few examples to give you a taste:

He is neither tall nor short. He is medium height.

他不高也不矮,中等个儿。

Neither candidate is suitable for the job.

两个候选人都不适合这项工作。

A violin and piano

Do you play the violin or the piano? No? Neither do I!

I have never been to New York, neither has my sister.

我从来没有去过纽约,我妹妹也没去过。

Listen to the programme for more examples and a fuller explanation of how to use them.

Don’t forget, if you have a question about English, email it to questions.chinaelt@bbc.co.uk. We may answer it in this programme.

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