SAT Writing and Language Drill 8.2 Conventions of Usage

Watch this SAT Writing video on The Treasury's Beginnings for some practice with words like "neither" and "nor".

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neither was their tangible basis for securing funds from foreign

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investors or government's Tangible basis for securing funds like a

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global banking system would be one of those right Well

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let's think about this when one negative follows another We

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use the conjunction nor like neither bob nor susie could

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dance or could globally trade currencies you can figure out

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if nor is the right conjunction by checking whether neither

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works here in the first part of the sentence the

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congress had neither the power to levy and collect taxes

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Nor was there a tangible basis So yeah that sounds

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pretty good It works so be nor was alright moving

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down to the loserville round Neither here yeah doesn't show

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up on its own in a sentence with more than

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one negative statement Like this one get rid of using

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the word or makes the second half of the sentence

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Sound like a question So that's just kind of weird

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but nor sounds like a disease from sitting on something

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Goopy it's a negative overkill and a conjunction overkill and

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one conjunction is enough and one of those but nor

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diseases that would probably enough to sell We're just moving 00:01:25.276 --> [endTime] on Answers be nor wass