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Correlative Conjunctions. There are four types of conjunctions: Coordinating, Subordinating, Adverbial (Conjunctive adverbs), and Correlative.

Correlative Conjunctions

Correlative conjunctions are different from the other types because they work in pairs, joining words, phrases, or clauses that are equal (noun to noun, for example). There are only 5 pairs to remember: both. . .and either. . .or neither. . .nor not only. . .but (also) whether. . .or The conjunctions must go right in front of the words, phrases or clauses being joined.

Two subjects: Both Mary and Tom stayed late. Two verbs: Jason will either go to MPC or take a job for a year. Two phrases: Not only in the morning but also in the afternoon, I nap. (Note: be sure to separate independent clauses with a comma as would with a coordinating conjunction.) Either/or plural or singular verb? Neither nor, Either or, and not only..but also - ESL Forum. Neither-nor: Correlative Conjunctions « Writing Tips. Over 30 years ago, I had a British boyfriend named Philip.

Neither-nor: Correlative Conjunctions « Writing Tips

He was sophisticated, well educated, and played classical music (beautifully) on his grand piano. That alone would have been enough to blind me to his imperfections. But on top of all that greatness, his wife had died and he was raising their daughter Melanie on his own. In my eyes, he verged on sainthood, and I was in awe of him. One day, Philip said something I have never forgotten: Neither Melanie nor I watches much television. Watches? Neither Melanie nor I watch much television. Dead certain that Philip the Great couldn’t be wrong, I kept my preference for watch a secret, substituting alternatives such as these for neither-nor: Melanie and I don’t watch much television.

I don’t watch much television; Melanie doesn’t, either. I don’t watch much television and neither does Melanie. And wouldn’t you know it? Neither Sarah nor Sam plans to attend the concert. Either George or the twins are going to bring the sushi.


The Correlative Conjunction. Grammar Mishaps: Neither-Nor vs. Either-Or. What is the difference between "neither-nor" and "either-or"?

Grammar Mishaps: Neither-Nor vs. Either-Or

I recently received an email with the following question: "Peter has not gone to school today, _______ has he done his homework.” The question was regarding whether "neither" or "nor" should be placed in the blank. What do you think? If you're not sure, read the explanations for the two pairings and then try. "Neither" and "Nor" "Neither" is a singular adjective and can be paired with "nor" in a sentence.

Neither Corie nor Bob went to the play. Questions about "paired conjunctions" Advanced English 4 - Part 2 (Grammar) - Yard Sale. Paired Conjunctions - ESL Lesson Plan for Paired Conjunctions. Stunning sentences: Paired conjunctions. Esla199 / Parallel Structure, Paired Conjunctions, Coordinating Conjunctions. Parallel Structure with and, but, or, and nor You need to use parallel structure when you connect two words on both sides of (and, but, or, nor).

esla199 / Parallel Structure, Paired Conjunctions, Coordinating Conjunctions

We’re just talking about words here, not clauses. Steve and his friend are coming to dinner. N and N Susan raised her hand and snapped her fingers. Verb + and + Verb These shoes are old but comfortable. Adj. + but + Adj. He wants to watch TV or listen to some music. Verb + or + Verb Steve, Joe, and Rita are in class. Noun + Noun + and + Noun You can have more than one noun, verb, or adjective on either side of the (but, and, or, nor) as long as they are all in the same grammatical form. If you are connecting the same grammatical form with the words (and, nor, but, so) you need to have parallel structure on both sides.

The new magazine was colorful and glossy, and it had lots of photographs and advertising. The new magazine had lots of colorful photographs and (lots of) glossy advertising. Both my mother and my sister are here. What is an independent clause? Both...and: paired conjunctions. Correlative Conjunctions. A correlative conjunction is essentially a coordinate conjunction used in pairs.

Correlative Conjunctions

A correlative conjunction gets its name from the fact that it is a paired conjunction that has a reciprocal or complementary relationship. Correlative conjunctions always join grammatically equal elements (e.g., noun & noun, adjective & adjective, phrase & phrase, clause & clause, etc.). They also lend equal weight to the joined elements; which is to say, one joined element is always equal to but never subordinate to the other. It's interesting to note that the second word of each conjunctive pair is a coordinating conjunction. Correlative Conjunctions Note rrelative conjunctions usually precede the joined elements, or conjuncts, immediately. Correlative conjunctions are essentially paired coordinating conjunctions. The difference is only a matter of emphasis, where the correlative conjunction reinforces the fact that there are two equal elements or ideas in the sentence.

Grammar Lesson 1 : “Paired Conjunctions” English Grammar: Correlative Conjunctions Subject-Verb Agreement.

  1. waher May 14 2014
    Very informative, thank you for your efforts