He has not played cricket and/or hockey.

NUPUR

Senior Member
Hindi - India
Which sentence is correct ? And please suggest if you have more better sentences to replace these.
  1. He has not played cricket or hockey.
  2. He has not played cricket and hockey .
  3. He has played neither cricket nor hockey.
 
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  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    The sentences are all written as statements, but the question-mark indicates that they are meant to be questions.:confused: Do you mean them to be questions?

    (When we write, we cannot show the intonation that might be used when speaking - and that would let us know whether the sentences are interrogative.)
     

    NUPUR

    Senior Member
    Hindi - India
    The sentences are all written as statements, but the question-mark indicates that they are meant to be questions.:confused: Do you mean them to be questions?

    (When we write, we cannot show the intonation that might be used when speaking - and that would let us know whether the sentences are interrogative.)
    Sorry, These question-mark were my typos error. (Edited)
     

    Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    1. He has not played cricket or hockey = he didn't play cricket, he didn't play hockey. This is the most normal.
    2. He has not played cricket and hockey = he didn't play the cricket+hockey combination that the school offered or that you just alleged. This would be unusual.
    3. He has played neither cricket nor hockey = same as no.1 but more formal.
     

    NUPUR

    Senior Member
    Hindi - India
    1. He has not played cricket or hockey = he didn't play cricket, he didn't play hockey. This is the most normal.
    2. He has not played cricket and hockey = he didn't play the cricket+hockey combination that the school offered or that you just alleged. This would be unusual.
    3. He has played neither cricket nor hockey = same as no.1 but more formal.
    Okay, Thank you Sir :)
     
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