Correlative Conjunctions Exercises

Some conjunctions are used in paired sentences, they are called Correlative Conjunctions or Correlatives.

When using them, the first of the two subjects of the conjugated verb should be placed after the first part and the second after the second part.

Notice the use of Correlative conjunctions in the following sentences.

Correlative Conjunctions

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises


Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #1


Both…..and

  1. Ram was………….flogged…………fined.
  2. …………money……………..peace are necessary for human life.
  3. We…………..love…………respect our parents.

Answers

  1. Ram was both flogged and fined.
  2. Both money and peace are necessary for human life.
  3. We both love and respect our parents.

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #2


Either……..or

  1. ………..my father…………. I will go to the market today.
  2. The man is………….a saint……………..a clevis.
  3. Come………….today………..tomorrow.

Answers

  1. Either my father or I will go to the market today.
  2. The man is either a saint or a clevis.
  3. Come either today or tomorrow.

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #3


Neither……..nor

  1. The saree is……….sky-blue………white.
  2. ……….John…….his father was present.
  3. Neha is……..beautiful………accomplished.

Answers

  1. The saree is neither sky-blue nor white.
  2. Neither John nor his father was present.
  3. Neha is neither beautiful nor accomplished.

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #4


Though…..yet

  1. ……….he is not rich,…………he is honest.
  2. …………..he is old,…………he is strong.
  3. …………..Saurav Ganguly is mainly a batsman,……….he can bowl well.

Answers

  1. Though he is not rich, yet he is honest.
  2. Though he is old, yet he is strong.
  3. Though Saurav Ganguly is mainly a batsman, yet he can bowl well.

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #5


Whether……or

  1. I do not know………….he is guilty………..not.
  2. You must do it…………you like it……….not.
  3. I do not know…………. Shelley loves me…………not.

Answers

  1. I do not know whether he is guilty or not.
  2. You must do it whether you like it or not.
  3. I do not know whether Shelley loves me or not.

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #6


Not only…..but (or, but also)

  1. Rohit is…………a bad boy………….a thief.
  2. ………….I, ………..all other Indians love their country.
  3. ……………Daud Ibrahim…………many others are implicated in the serial bomb-blast case of Mumbai.
  4. Diana, Princess of Wales was………….beautiful…………..accomplished.

Answers

  1. Rohit is not only a bad boy but (or, but also) a thief.
  2. Not only I, but all other Indians love their country.
  3. Not only Daud Ibrahim but many others are implicated in the serial bomb-blast case of Mumbai.
  4. Diana, Princess of Wales was not only beautiful but also accomplished.

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #7


The same……as

  1. This is…………….pen………….I lost the other day.
  2. Your paper is of……………kind………….mine.

Answers

  1. This is the same pen as I lost the other day.
  2. Your paper is of the same kind as mine.

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #8


Other…..than, Else……than (or, but)

  1. I have no…………friend………….you.
  2. I have………….shirts…………this.
  3. He will take no………….books…………these.
  4. I have none……………you to call my own.

Answers

  1. I have no other friend than you.
  2. I have other shirts than this.
  3. He will take no other books than these.
  4. I have none else than (or, but) you to call my own.

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #9


Rather….than

  1. He would…………die of starvation…………beg.
  2. We had (or, would)…………die…………ever tell a lie.
  3. Biswanathbabu would………….resign………….act against his conscience.

Answers

  1. He would rather die of starvation than beg.
  2. We had (or, would) rather die than ever tell a lie.
  3. Biswanathbabu would rather resign than act against his conscience.

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #10


So……as

  1. The film was not………….good……………I thought it to be.
  2. Anil Kumble is not………….diligent…………..Robin Singh.
  3. Bikrambabu was………..kind………….to invite me to his house.

Answers

  1. The film was not so good as I thought it to be.
  2. Anil Kumble is not so diligent as Robin Singh.
  3. Bikrambabu was so kind as to invite me to his house.

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #11


Such……as

  1. Joyita is not………..a fool………he seems to be.
  2. His hurt was…………..to cause death.
  3. Rupankar is not………….a clever boy…………you take him to be.

Answers

  1. Joyita is not such a fool as he seems to be.
  2. His hurt was such as to cause death.
  3. Rupankar is not such a clever boy as you take him to be.

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #12


So……that, Such……that

  1. He is……….weak………..he cannot walk.
  2. Farmers sow………..they may reap.
  3. ……………was his ill luck…………..he was even deserted by his friends.

Answers

  1. He is so weak that he cannot walk.
  2. Farmers sow so that they may reap.
  3. Such was his ill luck that he was even deserted by his friends.

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #13


As……so

  1. ……….you sow,…………shall you reap.
  2. …………….you are tired, ……………you had better rest a while.

Answers

  1. As you sow, so shall you reap.
  2. As you are tired, so you had better rest a while.

Correlative Conjunctions Exercises #14


No sooner…..than, Hardly…..before or when, Scarcely…..when

  1. …………….had I started………………it began to rain.
  2. ……………..had they reached the station…………….the train steamed off.
  3. ……………did Jim see me………….he ran away.
  4. ……………had we reached home……………it began to rain in torrents. Or, ………….had we reached home…………. (or, …………..it began to rain in torrents.
  5. …………….had he entered the room………….he was struck on his head.
  6. ……………..had the tiger jumped…………….the gun dropped from his hand.

Answers

  1. No sooner had I started than it began to rain.
  2. No sooner had they reached the station than the train steamed off.
  3. No sooner did Jim see me than he ran away.
  4. Scarcely had we reached home when it began to rain in torrents. Or, Hardly had we reached home before (or, when it began to rain in torrents.
  5. Hardly had he entered the room when he was struck on his head.
  6. Scarcely had the tiger jumped when the gun dropped from his hand.

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