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# Despite the money that has been invested by industry in the attempt to

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Despite the money that has been invested by industry in the attempt to persuade Americans that highly processed foods are the best foods, the populace stubbornly clings to the belief that such foods are neither particularly healthy or tasty.

(A) are neither particularly healthy or tasty.

(B) are neither particularly healthful nor tasty.

(C) are not particularly health or tasty.

(D) are not particularly healthful or tasteful.

(E) are not very healthy nor tasty.

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Despite the money that has been invested by industry in the attempt to persuade Americans that highly processed foods are the best foods, the populace stubbornly clings to the belief that such foods are neither particularly healthy or tasty.

(A) are neither particularly healthy or tasty.

(B) are neither particularly healthful nor tasty.

(C) are not particularly health or tasty.

(D) are not particularly healthful or tasteful.

(E) are not very healthy nor tasty.

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Correct usage must include both these words of the idiom: "neither ... nor...."

Option A - Uses "Neither... or..." (incorrect)
Option B - uses "neither-nor" correctly Correct
Option C - health (noun) should be in the adjective form: "healthy" or "healthful" (incorrect)
Option D - Sentence meaning is lost: 'Tasteful' is not the same as 'Tasty'. ( Example: The Soup was tasty. The marriage hall decor was tasteful) (incorrect)
Option E - Incorrect use of the idiom. (incorrect)
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