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# V11-10

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01 Dec 2015, 09:10
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The Chairman of the company declared that neither the company nor its subsidiaries are involved in any labour dispute nor, to the knowledge of the company or its subsidiaries, is any such dispute threatened.

A. neither the company nor its subsidiaries are involved in any labour dispute nor, to the knowledge of the company or
B. neither the company nor its subsidiaries is involved in any labour dispute nor, to the knowledge of the company
C. either the company or its subsidiaries is not involved in any labour dispute or, to the knowledge of the company or
D. neither the company nor its subsidiaries are involved in any labour dispute nor, to the knowledge of the company nor
E. either the company or its subsidiaries are not involved in any labour dispute or, to the knowledge of the company nor

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01 Dec 2015, 09:10
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The Chairman of the company declared that neither the company nor its subsidiaries are involved in any labour dispute nor, to the knowledge of the company or its subsidiaries, is any such dispute threatened.

A. neither the company nor its subsidiaries are involved in any labour dispute nor, to the knowledge of the company or
B. neither the company nor its subsidiaries is involved in any labour dispute nor, to the knowledge of the company
C. either the company or its subsidiaries is not involved in any labour dispute or, to the knowledge of the company or
D. neither the company nor its subsidiaries are involved in any labour dispute nor, to the knowledge of the company nor
E. either the company or its subsidiaries are not involved in any labour dispute or, to the knowledge of the company nor

(A) Correct. If in neither…..nor….. structure, the subjects have different numbers (one singular and other plural), the verb agrees in number with the nearest subject. Hence neither the company nor its subsidiaries are is correct.

2. The Chairman wants to declare 3 things:

The company is NOT involved in any labour dispute.

AND

Its subsidiaries are NOT involved in any labour dispute.

AND

Any such dispute is NOT threatened to the knowledge of company or its subsidiaries.

Noting that neither A nor B nor C structure implies not A and not B and not C, the correct way joining the 3 parts above is by neither…nor…nor… structure.

3. The phrase to the knowledge of the company nor its subsidiaries is incorrect.

Only option A correctly presents all the above issues above.

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WHY IS D WRONG?
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23 Sep 2016, 05:40
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manchitkapoor wrote:
WHY IS D WRONG?

In option D "nor" at the end of the unerlined portion is wrong. It is wrong to say:

To the knowledge of the company NOR its subsidiaries, is any such dispute threatened.

Correct is:

To the knowledge of the company OR its subsidiaries, is any such dispute threatened.
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03 Nov 2016, 18:53
I got the question right, but I am not sure about the usage of second "nor". Can someone help clarify?

Thanks!
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05 Nov 2016, 05:31
I got the question right, but I am not sure about the usage of second "nor". Can someone help clarify?

Thanks!

Yes, it is alright - "nor" can be used without "neither" to add a clause to a negative sentence. Example:
I have not heard from him, nor have I heard from his parents.
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05 Jan 2017, 04:37
I think this is a high-quality question and I agree with explanation.
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23 Jan 2017, 12:07
I think this is a high-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. The Chairman of the company declared that neither the company nor its subsidiaries are involved in any labour dispute nor, to the knowledge of the company or its subsidiaries, is any such dispute threatened.

Not sure if the question is correction. What is the subject of "is any such dispute threatened"
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03 Apr 2017, 07:40
sayantanc2k wrote:
I got the question right, but I am not sure about the usage of second "nor". Can someone help clarify?

Thanks!

Yes, it is alright - "nor" can be used without "neither" to add a clause to a negative sentence. Example:
I have not heard from him, nor have I heard from his parents.

Hi, expert.

I still have a query about the usage of "nor".
as in your example: "I have not heard from him, nor have I heard from his parents." Can I change it to “I have not heard from him, nor I have heard from his parents.”? Or would that be wrong? If that is wrong, could you explain why is it wrong? As I see the same structure in the original sentence"nor, to the knowledge of the company or its subsidiaries, is any such dispute threatened.", can I change the sentence to "Nor any such dispute is threatened to the knowledge of the company or its subsidiaries"?

What's more, about the original question. I am not very sure I understand the meaning of the sentence.
What does that mean in the explanation: "Any such dispute is NOT threatened to the knowledge of company or its subsidiaries."
Does that mean: such dispute is not threatened by known from the company or its subsidiaries? It does not make much sense to me.

Thank you very much!

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08 Apr 2017, 10:25
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sayantanc2k wrote:
I got the question right, but I am not sure about the usage of second "nor". Can someone help clarify?

Thanks!

Yes, it is alright - "nor" can be used without "neither" to add a clause to a negative sentence. Example:
I have not heard from him, nor have I heard from his parents.

Hi, expert.

I still have a query about the usage of "nor".
as in your example: "I have not heard from him, nor have I heard from his parents." Can I change it to “I have not heard from him, nor I have heard from his parents.”? Or would that be wrong? If that is wrong, could you explain why is it wrong? As I see the same structure in the original sentence"nor, to the knowledge of the company or its subsidiaries, is any such dispute threatened.", can I change the sentence to "Nor any such dispute is threatened to the knowledge of the company or its subsidiaries"?

What's more, about the original question. I am not very sure I understand the meaning of the sentence.
What does that mean in the explanation: "Any such dispute is NOT threatened to the knowledge of company or its subsidiaries."
Does that mean: such dispute is not threatened by known from the company or its subsidiaries? It does not make much sense to me.

Thank you very much!

Summer.

1. Reversing the order of verb and subject does not make the sentence wrong. So both the alternatives you mentioned are correct.

2. Consider the sentence:
To my knowledge, he is a hard-working person.
The above sentence implies that As per my knowledge (OR according to what I know OR as far as I know), he is a hard-working person.
The part you mentioned means that as far as the company or its subsidiaries know, no such dispute is threatened.
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07 Mar 2018, 20:22
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Official Solution:

The Chairman of the company declared that neither the company nor its subsidiaries are involved in any labour dispute nor, to the knowledge of the company or its subsidiaries, is any such dispute threatened.

A. neither the company nor its subsidiaries are involved in any labour dispute nor, to the knowledge of the company or
B. neither the company nor its subsidiaries is involved in any labour dispute nor, to the knowledge of the company
C. either the company or its subsidiaries is not involved in any labour dispute or, to the knowledge of the company or
D. neither the company nor its subsidiaries are involved in any labour dispute nor, to the knowledge of the company nor
E. either the company or its subsidiaries are not involved in any labour dispute or, to the knowledge of the company nor

(A) Correct. If in neither…..nor….. structure, the subjects have different numbers (one singular and other plural), the verb agrees in number with the nearest subject. Hence neither the company nor its subsidiaries are is correct.

2. The Chairman wants to declare 3 things:

The company is NOT involved in any labour dispute.

AND

Its subsidiaries are NOT involved in any labour dispute.

AND

Any such dispute is NOT threatened to the knowledge of company or its subsidiaries.

Noting that neither A nor B nor C structure implies not A and not B and not C, the correct way joining the 3 parts above is by neither…nor…nor… structure.

3. The phrase to the knowledge of the company nor its subsidiaries is incorrect.

Only option A correctly presents all the above issues above.

I want clarification. Is neither ..nor..nor the correct method, if so, D should be correct
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