Correlative Conjunctions List, Definition and Examples
A correlative conjunction is a word or phrase that connects two equal parts of a sentence. Correlative conjunctions always appear in pairs and are always used in the same order. They are either: both…and, either…or, neither…nor, not only…but also. Here is a list of the most common correlative conjunctions, with examples of each.
What is Correlative Conjunctions?
Correlative conjunctions are words or phrases that connect two equal parts of a sentence. They always appear in pairs and are always used in the same order. There are four types of correlative conjunctions: both…and, either…or, neither…nor, not only…but also.
Here is an example of each type of correlative conjunction:
- Both my parents are teachers.
- Either you come with me or you stay here.
- Neither he nor she is coming.
- Not only do I love pizza, but I also love tacos.
Correlative Conjunctions List and Sentences
Both Ali and Majid are pro players.
Either you can go with us or you can stay here.
Neither the cat nor the dog would eat their food.
4) Not only—But also
Not only is he rich, but he is also famous.
5) As well—as
He speaks English as well as Urdu.
I would like to go out rather than staying at home.
I am going to the store so that I can buy some milk.
8) In order—that
In order that we may succeed, we must try our best.
9) Hardly … when
Hardly had I arrived home when the phone rang.
10) If … not
If you don’t hurry, you’ll not catch the bus.
I don’t know whether I should go to the party or not.
I’d rather stay at home than go out tonight.
We built a wall so that we could keep the noise from the street out.