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Posting this again because not satisfied with explanations [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 10:26
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Posting this again because not satisfied with explanations earlier.
Please I am looking for explanations and not straight answer, which I know.


Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service economy is leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or displacing the physical production of goods.

(A) leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or
(B) leading neither to lower standards of living nor a more unequal distribution of income, or
(C) not leading to either lower standards of living nor to more of an unequal distribution of income, and neither is it
(D) not leading to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, and it is not
(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 10:34
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what is wrong with our explanation?
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Re: SC - Neither - Nor - Or . [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 10:41
ashkrs wrote:
Posting this again because not satisfied with explanations earlier.
Please I am looking for explanations and not straight answer, which I know.


Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service economy is leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or displacing the physical production of goods.

(A) leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or
(B) leading neither to lower standards of living nor a more unequal distribution of income, or
(C) not leading to either lower standards of living nor to more of an unequal distribution of income, and neither is it
(D) not leading to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, and it is not
(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it


Clearly E.
Were you confused between D and E? Or are you not sure about the "nor" construction?
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Re: SC - Neither - Nor - Or . [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 10:48
bkk145 wrote:
ashkrs wrote:
Posting this again because not satisfied with explanations earlier.
Please I am looking for explanations and not straight answer, which I know.


Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service economy is leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or displacing the physical production of goods.

(A) leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or
(B) leading neither to lower standards of living nor a more unequal distribution of income, or
(C) not leading to either lower standards of living nor to more of an unequal distribution of income, and neither is it
(D) not leading to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, and it is not
(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it


Clearly E.
Were you confused between D and E? Or are you not sure about the "nor" construction?


I was more confused in fitting "not" instead of "neither".
I know these idioms involving "Not"
Not X but Y
Not only…but also
Not so much…as

and none of them were fitting here.

bmw's explanation in earlier thread helps->
idiom is Neither A or B, nor C
in this question, it is Not A or B, nor C
Re: SC - Neither - Nor - Or .   [#permalink] 07 Sep 2007, 10:48
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