Neither Nor meaning in English: In this article, the meaning of the word ‘Neither Nor’ is explained in easy English with examples.
‘Neither Nor’ pronunciation= nei-ther, nē-t͟hər
Neither Nor meaning in English
‘Neither Nor’ is used when we talk about two negative options. It means ‘Neither Nor’ is used in negative sentences.
|Neither Nor- English meaning|
|Not one or the other|
|Not this or not that|
|Neither this nor that|
When using ‘Neither Nor’, if the subject adjacent to the verb is singular, then use the singular verb form and if the subject is plural then use plural verb form.
1. Singular verb form
Example: I had neither money nor any property to give my son.
2. plural verb form
Example: Neither I smoke nor do my friends are smoke cigars.
Note: In this sentence the word ‘friends’ is plural, that’s why this is used with the plural verb ‘are’.
‘Neither Nor’ is correlative conjunction, which works to connect two sentences.
Sentences that can be formed using the word ‘Neither Nor’ are as follows.
▪ Neither I nor my wife like horror movies.
▪ Neither I drink wine nor do I smoke cigarettes.
▪ Love knows neither time nor distance.
▪ Neither breakfast nor lunch I did today.
▪ She neither hates me nor loves me.
▪ She is neither beautiful nor ugly.
▪ Neither medicine nor blessing will cure him.
▪ Neither john nor Julie bought that house.
▪ The postman came neither yesterday nor today.
▪ Sonali is neither fat nor thin.
▪ The house is neither big nor small.
▪ Her hair is neither long nor short.
▪ Neither ram nor sham went to the picnic.
‘Neither Nor’ other meanings
neither fish nor fowl (Idiom)= Something or someone that does not rightly belong or fit well in a given group or situation.
neither I nor you= You are not wrong and I am not wrong.
neither ever nor never= Never ever
neither good nor bad= Something that might not necessarily be a nice thing
neither smooth nor rough= Something that is not smooth or rough
neither detected nor disclosed= Something that is not detected or disclosed
neither attributable nor aggravated= Something that is not attributable or aggravated
neither happy nor sad= Someone who is not happy or sad
neither a borrower nor a lender be= Someone who is not a borrower nor a lender
neither seek nor avoid take what comes= Do not seek or avoid what comes
neither more nor less= Something that is not more or less
neither a nor b= Something that is not a or b
neither sight nor sound= Not sight or sound
neither chick nor child= Not chick or not a child
neither 1 nor 2= Not 1 or not 2
neither agree nor disagree= Not agree or not disagree
neither here nor there= Not here or not there
1 is neither prime nor composite= The number 1 is not prime or not composite
neither one thing nor the other= Not one thing or another