Nor vs Or
Nor and Or are conjunctions in English language that create problems with their usage for non natives as they are unable to differentiate between these two words. If you too feel difficulties with these two conjunctions, read on as this article makes distinctions between nor and or clear.
We all know that nor is a buddy of neither and usually follows neither when both are used in a single sentence. If you dislike two things and have to talk about both in a sentence, you can do so in two ways.
I do not like A and B.
I neither like A nor B.
If you wish to add another item among your dislikes, you need to use the word ‘nor’ a second time at the last.
However, it is not mandatory to make use of neither to use nor in a sentence. You can talk of two things that you dislike in the following manner.
I do not like action films, nor do I like excessive use of violence in movies.
It is clear that nor is used to indicate or talk about two negative things. However, it is possible to make use of or instead of nor to express dislike for two things. Look at the following sentence.
I do not like singing or dancing.
What is the difference between Nor and Or?
• Or talks about alternatives and goes with positive
• Nor goes with negatives
• Positive sentences require or
• Negative sentences make use of not
• Nor is mostly used after neither in a sentence