Correlative Conjunctions in English

Correlative Conjunctions, Not Only… But Also, Neither… Nor, Either… Or

Correlative Conjunctions, Not Only... But Also, Neither... Nor, Either... Or

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.

Not Only… But Also

  • They visited not onlyGermany but alsoSpanish.
  • What is needed to be done is not only to work but also to be patient.
  • Mark works not only careless but also hasty.


Either… Or

  • Either today or tomorrow I must work.
  • Either Alex or Samuel will go.
  • I’ll either write to you or phone you next week.


Neither… Nor

  • Neitherthe employees northe boss was at work.
  • Neither you nor I want to go to this part today, so let’s not!
  • NeitherMark norhis wife is very tall.

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