What is Paired Conjunctions?

Some conjunctions are used in paired sentences, they are called Paired conjunctions.

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.

Paired Conjunctions

Paired Conjunctions

Use of Paired Conjunctions #1


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

Use of Paired Conjunctions #2


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

Use of Paired Conjunctions #3


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

Use of Paired Conjunctions #4


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

Use of Paired Conjunctions #5


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

Use of Paired Conjunctions #6

Not only…..but (or, but also)

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

Use of Paired Conjunctions #7

The same……as

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

Use of Paired Conjunctions #8

Other…..than, Else……than (or, but)

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

Use of Paired Conjunctions #9


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

Use of Paired Conjunctions #10


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

Use of Paired Conjunctions #11


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

Use of Paired Conjunctions #12

So……that, Such……that

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

Use of Paired Conjunctions #13


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

Use #14

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

  • No sooner had I started than it began to rain.
  • No sooner had they reached the station than the train steamed off.
  • No sooner did Jim see me than he ran away.
  • 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.
  • Hardly had he entered the room when he was struck on his head.
  • Scarcely had the tiger jumped when the gun dropped from his hand.

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