<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Neither and nor

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Neither and nor

Ted Rall's latest column (http://www.uexpress.com/tedrall/) provides a good example of how most of us are flummoxed by "neither" and "nor":

"But since Iraq neither threatens our freedom nor our borders, they're neither protecting our freedoms or fighting for America."

The sentence should read: "But since Iraq threatens neither our freedom nor our borders, they're neither protecting our freedoms nor fighting for America."

Other than that, Rall's column is brilliant, as usual. Please read it.

(http://www.uexpress.com/tedrall/)

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