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Correlative Conjunctions - Glossary of Terms


Correlative Conjunctions

Correlative conjunctions are used in pairs to link equivalent elements in a sentence. The most common ones are: either...or / neither...nor / not only...but also / so...as.

Examples (correlative conjunctions in bold):

I am not only removing your gun, but also your permit.
It was neither clever nor funny.

Interactive example:
 
Either go home or shut up. [show me the correlative conjunction]
Associated pages:
 
What are conjunctions?
Conjunctions and commas
Conjunctions and semicolons
Either/or and neither/nor (beware the double negative)
Either/or plural or singular verb?
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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