Thursday, 20 October 2016

Working in Pairs: Correlative Conjunctions



Fourteen Examples of  Correlative Conjunctions


1.       as . . . as
2.       just as . . . so
3.       both . . . and
4.       hardly . . . when
5.       scarcely . . . when
6.       either . . . or
7.       neither . . . nor
8.       if . . . then
9.       not . . . but
10.   what with . . . and
11.   whether . . . or
12.   not only . . . but also
13.   no sooner . . . than
14.   rather . . . than


Wiki Examples:

You either do your work or prepare for a trip to the office. (Either do, or prepare)
He is not only handsome, but also brilliant. (Not only A, but also B)
Not only is he handsome, but also he is brilliant. (Not only is he A, but also he is B)
Neither the basketball team nor the football team is doing well.
Both the cross country team and the swimming team are doing well.
You must decide whether you stay or you go.
Just as many Americans love basketball, so many Canadians love ice hockey.
The more you practice dribbling, the better you will be at it.
Football is as fast as hockey (is (fast)).
Football is as much an addiction as it is a sport.
No sooner did she learn to ski, than the snow began to thaw.
I would rather swim than surf.
 
A handy guide for beginners is Manik Joshi's Examples of English Correlatives: Correlative Words and Sentences.