Which are the correct sentences?
1. He has neither pen nor paper
2. He does not have neither a pen nor a paper.
3. He does not have either pen or paper.
4. He neither have a pen nor a paper.
5. He have neither a pen nor a paper.
- MLLv 53 weeks agoFavorite Answer
1 and 3.You should use"neither ...nor" in sentences without second negative, Here you have"no'. .You should use "either... or" when there are other negatives in a sentence. 4 and 5 are incorrect, because you have to use "has"instead of "have". 'He" is singular pronoun. I think you have to study hard to be close to correct English.
- Chi girlLv 73 weeks ago
1. correct but antiquated
3. correct but awkward
5. He HAS neither pen nor [no "a"] paper
- John PLv 73 weeks ago
1 is correct, though a little formal.
2 is wrong.
3 is almost ok, but generally would be: "He hasn't got pen or paper." That is in Britain, it might be different in the USA.
4 is wrong all through.
5 is wrong all through. You cannot say 'a paper' in that sort of context.