WOTW: nor

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triplo word of the week - nor

“Nor” is a conjunction that is similar to “or”. Let’s find out how to use it.


“Nor” is a conjunction that comes after neither or not, to show other alternatives that are also untrue or didn`t happen.


+ The hotel was neither cheap nor convenient.

+ He never washed his sheets, nor his towels, nor his shirts.

+ English in Nepal is unique as it was introduced neither by colonisation nor missionaries.

+ Humans and animals should not drink directly from the river nor enter the water.

+ Neither Brad nor George came to the party.

+ I have neither time nor the money to take such a trip. I wish I did.


Similarly, “nor” is used to add a further negative statement.


+ “I don’t like this hot, humid weather!” – “Nor do I.”

+ There is no queuing system, nor any indication of how long you have to wait.

+ The tests found no trace of the illness, nor any sign she had ever had it.

+ I can’t say they are totally for it nor can I say they are totally against it.

+ It is no longer a fashion crime to wear Bermuda shorts, nor bright Hawaiian shirts.


The pronunciation is / nɔː /.


This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.


この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。



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