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Definition Some words are satisfied spending an evening at home, alone, eating ice-cream right out of the box, watching Seinfeld re-runs on TV, or reading a good book. Others aren't happy unless they're out on the town, mixing it up with other words; they're joiners and they just can't help themselves. A conjunction is a joiner, a word that connects (conjoins) parts of a sentence.
There are four types of conjunctions: Coordinating, Subordinating, Adverbial (Conjunctive adverbs), and Correlative. 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.
Singular Verb with Singular Elements If the pairings either/or or neither/nor form part of the subject of a verb and both elements are singular, then the verb must be singular too. Examples: Neither Mark nor Dawn is at the function. "Mark" (singular - i.e. one person), "Dawn" (singular), "is" (singular - i.e., not "are")
Over 30 years ago, I had a British boyfriend named Philip. 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.
Printer Fabulous! Recognize a correlative conjunction when you see one. Either ... or , neither ... nor , and not only ... but also are all correlative conjunctions. They connect two equal grammatical items. If, for example, a noun follows either , then a noun will also follow or . Read these examples:
"Neither" and "Nor" "Neither" is a singular adjective and can be paired with "nor" in a sentence. "Neither" is never paired with "or". When using "neither" in a sentence, you are saying not the first object and not the second object are behaving in a certain way. The nouns/pronouns are in agreement with one another. "Nor" can also be used independently when negating the second part of two negative clauses.
Definition Adverbs are words that modify a verb (He drove slowly . — How did he drive?) an adjective (He drove a very fast car. — How fast was his car?)
Paired conjunctions are often used in both spoken and written English to make a point, give an explanation, or discuss alternatives. Unfortunately, not only are they difficult to use, but their structure is also rather strict! For this reason, this lesson is a straight forward, teacher centered, grammar lesson focusing on written and oral production of the target structure. Aim: Grammar focus on the use of paired conjunctions Activity: Teacher introduction followed by sentence completion, construction and, finally, oral drill work Level: Upper-intermediate
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). We’re just talking about words here, not clauses. Steve and his friend are coming to dinner.
A correlative conjunction is essentially a coordinate conjunction used in pairs. 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.
Grammar Lesson 1 : “Paired Conjunctions” i 4 Votes In this post I provide a grammar lesson about “paired conjunctions” and I think it’s useful for your writing and also speaking as well. At least it worked for me. Read it carefully and tell me your idea about it.