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Hello,
Could you tell me which one of the following sentences is ok?

Neither I can swim nor he can walk. (is it ok? )
I know that this sentence is a nonsense but is it gramatically correct?

What's the proper syntax with neither.. nor?
Is it ok: "Neither can I swim nor can he walk."
Should the verb be moved before subject ?

And how to use not...nor ?
Please check:
I don't want it nor do I need it. (is it ok?)
I don't want it nor need it. (is a subject - "I" needed here?)
I don't want it nor I need it. (is it ok?)

Thanks in advance,
Piotr Lis
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Could you tell me which one of the following sentences is ok?

Neither I can swim nor he can walk. (is it ok? ) No.
I know that this sentence is a nonsense but is it gramatically correct? No. You need the following.

I can't swim, and he can't walk.
I can't swim, and I can't walk either.
I can't swim, nor can I walk.
He can't swim, and he can't walk either.
He can't swim, nor can he walk.
I can neither swim nor walk.
He can neither swim nor walk.
Neither he nor I can swim.
Neither he nor I can walk.
Neither he nor I can swim or walk.


What's the proper syntax with neither.. nor? See above.
Is it ok: "Neither can I swim nor can he walk." No, it's not used this way.
Should the verb be moved before subject ? When used as shown below, but not in a neither ... nor ... construction.

I can't swim. Neither can he.
He can't walk. Neither can I.
I can't swim. Nor can he.
He can't walk. Nor can I.


And how to use not...nor ?
Please check:
I don't want it nor do I need it. (is it ok?) Yes.
I don't want it nor need it. No. (is a subject - "I" needed here?) Yes.
I don't want it, nor do I need it.

I don't want it nor I need it. (is it ok?) No. You need "do-support". See previous sentence.

CJ

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Anonymoushey , "i don't read books nor i like movies " or "i don't read books coz i'm not stupid "try feel the difference .Nor is used to continue doing the same thing like ,'liking , doing , singing ' etc. "i'm stupid " is not a work as "i don't read books" is . Nor is used with "not" or "neither " .Thanks & Regard Anita Singh
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" I don't want it nor do I need it." - I know i need "do" here, but what about sentence with verb "to be":

'I don't read books nor am I stupid" or "I don't read books nor I am stupid" ?
AnonymousI know i need "do" here, but what about sentence with verb "to be":
No. The verb to be does not take "do-support".
And after nor connecting to a second clause, as you have here, you need subject-verb inversion, as you have in your first example, thus:
I don't read books, nor am I stupid.
CJ
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hey , "i don't read books nor i like movies " or "i don't read books coz i'm not stupid "
try feel the difference .Nor is used to continue doing the same thing like ,'liking , doing , singing ' etc. "i'm stupid " is not a work as "i don't read books" is . Nor is used with "not" or "neither " .

Thanks & Regard
Anita Singh
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