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Neither you, nor I, nor anyone else knows the answer.

I wonder if the first "nor" is necessary. Can I omit the first "nor" like the following example?

Neither you, I, nor anyone else knows the answer.

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I guess it's not necessary, but it sounds much better to me I keep it. I think that the structure "Neither... nor..." is an emphatic structure (often used for emphasis), and when you want to emphasize something you don't usually leave out words... you are more likely to add some! Emotion: wink So I won't take it away. But this is just my opinion, and you might want to wait for a native speaker.
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ViceidolNeither you, nor I, nor anyone else knows the answer.

I wonder if the first "nor" is necessary. Can I omit the first "nor" like the following example?

Neither you, I, nor anyone else knows the answer.

Could you please help me with my question? Thank you!
Your second sentence may be grammatically correct, I'll leave that determination to the experts, but it certainly sounds awkward. I much prefer your first example.
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KooyeenHi,
I guess it's not necessary, but it sounds much better to me I keep it. I think that the structure "Neither... nor..." is an emphatic structure (often used for emphasis), and when you want to emphasize something you don't usually leave out words... you are more likely to add some! So I won't take it away. But this is just my opinion, and you might want to wait for a native speaker.
This native speaker agrees with Kooyeen.
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Viceidol
Neither you, nor I, nor anyone else knows the answer.

I wonder if the first "nor" is necessary. Can I omit the first "nor" like the following example?

Neither you, I, nor anyone else knows the answer.

Could you please help me with my question? Thank you!

The following answers your question. Yes, 'nor' has be used. So Neither you, nor I, nor anyone else knows the answer.

Michael Gearin Tosh was a pre eminent Oxford Don in English who at ...



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