Some conjunctions are used in paired sentences, they are called Correlative Conjunctions or Correlatives.
Some common Correlative Conjunctions are Both…..and, Either……..or, Neither……..nor, Whether……or, Not only…..but/ Not only…..but also, Though…..yet, The same……as, Other…..than, Else……than, So……that, Such……that Etc.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #1
- She loves both pizza and ice cream.
- The book is both informative and interesting.
- Both money and respect are necessary for human life.
- We both love and respect our parents.
- They both love and care for each other.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #2
- You can either choose a blue shirt or a pink shirt for the party.
- Either my brother or I will go to the market today.
- The man is either a saint or a clevis.
- Come either today or tomorrow.
- You can either buy the house now or wait until the price goes down.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #3
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- The shirt is neither pink nor white.
- Neither John nor his father was present.
- Neither John nor Lisa likes spicy food.
- Alisha is neither beautiful nor hardworking.
- He owns neither a car nor a bike.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #4
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- I don’t know whether I should take the bus or the train.
- I do not know whether Peter is guilty or not.
- You should do it whether your parents like it or not.
- I do not know whether Monika loves me or not.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #5
Not only…..but/ Not only…..but also
- Lisa is not only a musician but also a skilled writer.
- Peter is not only a bad boy but (or, but also) a pickpocketer.
- Not only I, but all other citizens love their country.
- She not only speaks English fluently but also understands French very well.
- Diana, Princess of Wales was not only beautiful but also accomplished.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #6
- Her car is the same model as mine.
- He ordered the same dish as mine, at the restaurant.
- This is the same pen as I lost the other day.
- Your pet is of the same kind as mine.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #7
- Though it was raining heavily, yet he managed to reach the office in time.
- Though he is not rich, yet he is honest.
- Though he is old, yet he is strong.
- Though Virat Kohli is mainly a batsman, yet he can bowl well.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #8
- I have no other friend than you.
- I have other skirts than this.
- He will take no other shirts than these.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #9
Else……than (or, but)
- He has no choice else but apologises for the mistakes.
- She had no option else than to accept the marketing job offer.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #10
- I would rather stay home than go out to the party tonight.
- He would rather die of starvation than beg.
- We had (or, would) rather die than ever tell a lie.
- Peter would rather resign than act against his conscience.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #11
- She is not so tall as her sister.
- The movie was not so good as I thought it to be.
- John was so kind as to invite me to his house.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #12
- Alisha is not such a fool as he seems to be.
- Rupankar is not such a clever boy as you take him to be.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #13
- The music was so loud that I can not concentrate on my studies.
- He is so weak that he cannot walk.
- She is so intelligent that she got a job offer at the age of 23
- The movie was so scary that I had nightmares for 2 days.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #14
- The traffic was such a mess that we were stuck on the road.
- The movie was such a box office hit that it broke all records.
Use of Correlative Conjunctions #15
- As you sow, so shall you reap.
- As he is a doctor so he gives good advice.
No sooner…..than, Hardly…..before or when, Scarcely…..when
- No sooner the concert began than the light went off.
- No sooner had I started than it began to rain.
- No sooner had they reached the station than the train left.
- No sooner did Jim see me than he ran away.
- Hardly had I started my homework when my friend came.
- Hardly had he entered the room when he was struck on his head.
- Scarcely had I stepped outside when I realised I had forgotten my wallet.