Correlative Conjunctions! In this lesson, we’ll define what correlative conjunctions are. Let’s learn the most commonly used correlative conjunctions and discover rules for using them in sentences.
Correlative Conjunctions with Examples
Correlative conjunctions are pairs of joining words that we frequently use to connect two ideas together in a sentence.
Learn correlative conjunctions with example sentences.
- Both … and
Example: Michael can both read and write.
- Not only … but also
Example: Not only Mary but also Gabriel is from Italy.
- Either … or
Example: I can have either cola or tea.
- So … as
Example: Her story isn’t so boring as theirs.
- No sooner … than
Example: We had no sooner gone to bed than the phone rang.
- The more … the more
Example: The more you can dream, the more you can do.
- So … that
Example: My mother speaks so quickly that nobody understands what she says.
- Hardly … when
Example: I had hardly closed my eyes when she came.
- Such … that
Example: He is such a smart boy that he passes his math exams successfully.
- Neither … nor
Example: Neither George nor his brother is very tall.
- Whether … or
Example: He must do it, whether he likes it or not.
- As … as
Example: He’s not singing as loudly as he can.
- Rather … than
Example: I would rather go out than stay at home today.
- Scarcely … when
Example: Scarcely had I gone to bed when the doorbell rang.
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