The word "nor" is a conjunction. It joins together words or clauses. In some ways it’s similar to "and" and "or," but it’s used for negative situations. It’s not an easy word to use, so if you don’t feel comfortable using "nor," you can easily speak English without it; however, it’s a good idea to become familiar with "nor" because you will hear it and you see it in print.
The strange thing about "nor" is the placement of the verb when "nor" is used as a coordinating conjunction. The verb comes right after "nor" in a sentence like the one above. If you don’t use "nor," the sentence might look like this:
Here are some more examples:
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Published on November 22, 2011