'Nor' may be a confusing word for English language learners. It is both a conjunction and an adverb. In this lesson, we will learn all about it.
'Nor' is both a conjunction and an adverb. In this lesson, we will learn how to discuss and use it.
Functions of 'Nor'
'Nor' as a Conjunction
'Nor' is commonly used as subordinating conjunction and it accompanies 'neither' most of the time. We use it to negate two ideas in a sentence. Let us learn all about it below:
- When we want to introduce the second or the last of some negative possibilities. Take a look:
Here, it is indicating a negative possibility.
- When we want to start a negative statement or simply agree with someone in a negative sense, we use 'nor'. Take a look below:
Position in a Sentence
When we have two negative ideas, we use 'nor' before the second word or phrase to show that it is negative. Look below:
Here, two words have been negated.
Neither telling me
Here, 'nor' has been used before a phrase.
When we want to start a sentence with 'nor', we put it at the beginning of the sentence. Take a look:
'Nor' as an Adverb
If you are interested in reading English Literature, it might be of use to you to know that 'nor' functions as an adverb in some religious texts and means neither. Take a look:
This is from the Bible.