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Can someone clarify this? nor [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2009, 16:44
From the old days, I was taught to use nor this way:
"They don't know how to do x nor do they know how to do y."

In Kaplan, the correct answer of the question says "They don't know how to X or how to Y."

One of the incorrect answer choices is "They don't know how to X nor how to Y."

I'm wondering why the nor answer choice is incorrect. Obviously, the structure is different than what I learned in the old days.
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Re: Can someone clarify this? nor [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2009, 18:51
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From the old days, I was taught to use nor this way:
"They don't know how to do x nor do they know how to do y."

In Kaplan, the correct answer of the question says "They don't know how to X or how to Y."

One of the incorrect answer choices is "They don't know how to X nor how to Y."

I'm wondering why the nor answer choice is incorrect. Obviously, the structure is different than what I learned in the old days.



Can you post the complete question with all 5 answer choices?
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Re: Can someone clarify this? nor [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2009, 04:56
waytovietnam wrote:
From the old days, I was taught to use nor this way:
"They don't know how to do x nor do they know how to do y."

In Kaplan, the correct answer of the question says "They don't know how to X or how to Y."

One of the incorrect answer choices is "They don't know how to X nor how to Y."

I'm wondering why the nor answer choice is incorrect. Obviously, the structure is different than what I learned in the old days.


I guess , this the case of double negative. "They don't know how to X or how to Y" ic correct and not " Don't..... nor....". Hope it helps
Re: Can someone clarify this? nor   [#permalink] 19 Mar 2009, 04:56
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