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Correlative Conjunctions

Today you are going to learn about correlative conjunctions an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Correlative Conjunctions

Definition of a correlative conjunction.
Correlative Conjunction Examples
  • You should either study for the exam or finish your homework.
  • Today, it was not only warm but also humid.
  • The following pairs of words are correlative conjunctions
  • both...and, either...or, neither...nor, not only...but also, so...as, whether...or
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Correlative conjunctions take a little more time to get than coordinate conjunctions since correlative conjunctions use word pairs to form the complete meaning.
Test: Grammar Correlative Conjunctions

Study the examples of correlative conjunctions listed above. For each test question, fill in the blank (________) with the correct correlative conjunction.
1.  ________ Jane ________ John like to go mountain bike riding.

     a.  whether...or
     b.  either...or
     c.  neither...nor
     d.  not only...but also
2.  You need to decide ________ you want to go to the movies ________ to the park today.

     a.  whether...or
     b.  either...or
     c.  neither...nor
     d.  not only...but also
3.  Every day during the Winter it is ________ raining ________ snowing.

     a.  whether...or
     b.  either...or
     c.  neither...nor
     d.  not only...but also
4.  Today, ________ was it raining ________ snowing.

     a.  whether...or
     b.  either...or
     c.  neither...nor
     d.  not only...but also
5.  I decided to purchase ________ the white shirt ________ the green shirt, but not both.

     a.  whether...or
     b.  either...or
     c.  neither...nor
     d.  not only...but also
6.  ________ the boss ________ the manager wanted to admit there was a problem in the company.

     a.  whether...or
     b.  either...or
     c.  neither...nor
     d.  not only...but also
7.  ________ were you late for class ________ forgot to do your homework.

     a.  whether...or
     b.  either...or
     c.  neither...nor
     d.  not only...but also
8.  You need to decide if you want to go to ________ this college ________ that college.

     a.  whether...or
     b.  either...or
     c.  neither...nor
     d.  not only...but also
9.  She was not sure ________ she wanted to travel to Japan ________ travel to Thailand.

     a.  whether...or
     b.  either...or
     c.  neither...nor
     d.  not only...but also
10.  ________ is the food in this restaurant awful ________ the prices are way too high.

     a.  whether...or
     b.  either...or
     c.  neither...nor
     d.  not only...but also
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