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Ironical as it may seem, women’s emancipation from the clutches of social drudgery through their employment in high paying jobs alongside men, has led neither to elevated social status within their married families, or to increased say in the family decision making or to secure independence from their spouse.


(A) has led neither to elevated social status within their married families, or to increased say in the family decision making or

(B) has led neither to elevated social status within their married families, nor to increased say in the family decision making nor

(C) has not led either to elevated social status within their married families, neither to increased say in the family decision making and nor

(D) has not led to elevation of their social status within their married families, or to increased say in the family decision making or

(E) has not led to either elevation of their social status within their married families, or to increased say in the family decision making or

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Yes, Mrinal is correct. Even 'Grammar Girl' says that neither … nor can be used for more than two items as long as we repeat nor for each of the later items.
Therefore, I feel B is the best answer
I am changing the OA to B.
Thanks Madhavi for your correct judgment.
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Hello, any update on the OA? I picked B too for neither X, nor Y, nor Z
The rest seem awkward in idiom placement. Any inputs would be welcome!
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Went for D without any confidence.
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The thumb rule to remember here is that in formal writing, we use neither-nor/either – or constructions only when two issues are involved. For more than two issues, as in the given case, neither-nor/either–or constructions are considered unidiomatic. Since three phenomena are involved, we can safely eliminate choices A, B, C and E that use neither or either, leaving only D as the right answer
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i think we can use neither..nor...nor .go through the link

http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/gener ... r-nor.html
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sticking to rules we are just down to D, but I had gut feeling B is Ok, I'm not quite sure.
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What is OA? i also piched up D for the same reason.
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B+ for the correct idiom.. neither....nor....
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I think B is missing a comma...?

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Yes, Mrinal is correct. Even 'Grammar Girl' says that neither … nor can be used for more than two items as long as we repeat nor for each of the later items.
Therefore, I feel B is the best answer
I am changing the OA to B.
Thanks Madhavi for your correct judgment.


A side question, is "Ironical as it may seem" better usage compared to "Ironic as it may seem" and if so could you elaborate on the rules of usage.
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Ironical is a standard word—it is an alternative adjective form of irony—but it means the same thing as ironic.
Ironical is the more old-fashioned form of the word, and ironic is the more common form today. You can choose to use either one ironical is more common in Britain than in America, so that may be why it shows up in the work of English writer Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond.


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Ironical as it may seem, women’s emancipation from the clutches of social drudgery through their employment in high paying jobs alongside men, has led neither to elevated social status within their married families, or to increased say in the family decision making or to secure independence from their spouse.


What about the parallelism to elevated social status -- to increased say -- to secure independence??

No answer seems to address that, am I mistaken in some way? Please let me gently know.
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All the three are parallel.

1. to elevated social status --- This is a prepositional phrase. Elevated and Social are two adjectives modifying the noun 'status'

2. to increased say -- increased is the adjective modifying 'say', a noun -- This is also a prepositional phrase.


3. to secure independence -- 'secure' is an adjective meaning 'safe' and not a verb meaning 'fetch' and it modifies the noun independence.

I don't think they are any wrong. Any problem?
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All the three are parallel.

1. to elevated social status --- This is a prepositional phrase. Elevated and Social are two adjectives modifying the noun 'status'

2. to increased say -- increased is the adjective modifying 'say', a noun -- This is also a prepositional phrase.


3. to secure independence -- 'secure' is an adjective meaning 'safe' and not a verb meaning 'fetch' and it modifies the noun independence.

I don't think they are any wrong. Any problem?


Oh sorry daagh, my bad. I was mistakinf "to secure independence" for a verb *palmface
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