It is used before a singular noun or pronoun to mean –not one and not the other one. It is followed by a singular verb and sometimes a plural verb. It is negative in form and it should not be followed by a negative.
Study the table below
|Tom doesn’t know the answer. Moses doesn’t know the answer||Neither Tom nor Moses knows the answer.|
|The monitor didn’t attend classes. The head prefect didn’t attend classes.||Neither the monitor nor the head prefect attends the classes.|
|The boys have not come for lunch. The girls have not come for lunch.||Neither the boys nor the girls have come for lunch.|
|John is not clever. John is not handsome.||John is neither clever nor handsome.|
|She does not write well. She doesn’t read fluently.||She neither writes well nor reads fluently.|
|He is not a manager at the bank. He is not a cashier at the bank.||Neither is he a manager nor a cashier at the bank.|
|Namubiru will not withdraw the money from her account. Namubiru will not deposit her money on her account||Namubiru will neither withdraw money nor deposit it on her account.|
THIS VIDEO SHOWS THE USE OF NEITHER…NOR
Rewrite the following sentences using …………neither………….nor…………/Neither………..nor…………………
- You don’t know the calculation of that number. I don’t know the calculation of that number.
- My mother can’t read and write.
- Jinja is not a capital city of Uganda. Eden is not a capital city of Uganda.
- The head master is not to blame. The class teacher is not to blame.
- She didn’t apologize and she didn’t explain.
- He doesn’t eat pork. He doesn’t eat fish.
- Both the cat and the dog have not been fed.
- The bicycle is not mine and it is not yours.
- The diagram is not large and it is not bright.
- Uganda and Kenya have not been ruled by Portuguese
- He said that he would not do it and he would not teach them.
- The children and the parents were not invited at the teacher’s party.
- The teachers have not completed writing reports. They have not yet completed teaching the syllabus.