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Examples of Correlative conjunctions

Correlative conjunctions

Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-03-26 21:54:18
Correlative conjunctions are used in pairs, in order to show the relationship between the ideas expressed in different parts of a sentence. For instance, in the following example, the expression either ... or is used to indicate that the ideas expressed in the two clauses represent two alternative choices of action.
e.g. Either you should study harder, or you should take a different course.

Examples of correlative conjunctions:

both ... and
He is both intelligent and good-natured.

either ... or
I will either go for a walk or read a book.

neither ... nor
He is neither rich nor famous.

hardly ... when
He had hardly begun to work, when he was interrupted.

if ... then
If that is true, then what happened is not surprising.

no sooner ... than
No sooner had I reached the corner, than the bus came.

not only ... but also
She is not only clever, but also hard-working.

rather ... than
I would rather go swimming than go to the library.

scarcely ... when
Scarcely had we left home, when it started to rain.

what with ... and
What with all her aunts, uncles and cousins, she has many relatives.

whether ... or
Have you decided whether you will come or not?

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