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. 

3 Answers

  • ML
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago
    Favorite 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.

  • 3 weeks ago

    1.  correct but antiquated

    2.  incorrect

    3.  correct but awkward

    4.  incorrect 

    5.  He HAS neither pen nor [no "a"] paper

  • John P
    Lv 7
    3 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.

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