He has not played cricket and/or hockey.

NUPUR

Senior Member
Hindi - India
#1
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)
#2
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
#3
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)
 
English (Midlands UK)
#6
  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
#7
  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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