Learn how to use Correlative Conjunctions with examples.
What is a Correlative Conjunction?
Correlative conjunctions are pairs of conjunctions which work together to coordinate two items. They always appear in pairs. This means that you use them to link equivalent sentence elements.
There are many different pairs of correlative conjunctions:
- not only…but (also)
- just as…so
- as much…as
- no sooner…than
Technically speaking, correlative conjunctions consist simply of a coordinating conjunction linked to an adjective or adverb.
Correlative Conjunctions | Examples
- The company deals in both hardware and software.
- I will eat either carrots or peas for dinner.
- Natalie, likes neither milk nor cream cake.
- Do you care whether we have noodles or rice for dinner?
- He not only studies hard but also works well.
- It’s such a tiny kitchen that I don’t have to do much to keep it clean.
- Scarcely had she entered the room when the phone rang.
- No sooner did he enter the room than he saw a snake.