Learn English – Neither or nor in this sentence


I have a sentence:

I do not ride a bike (neither/nor ride I a horse)

What is the correct word here and why?

I would like to keep the form of the sentence, I mean the brackets.

I do not ride a bike (neither I ride a horse)

Is this correct?

Best Answer

You already have a negative in not, so a second one isn’t necessary. That means you can say I don’t ride a bike or a horse. For emphasis, you could say I ride neither a bike nor a horse. In practice, it all depends on the context. In speech, for example, a native speaker would be more likely to say something like I don’t ride a bike and I don’t ride a horse either.