Correlative Conjunctions Examples

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III. Conjunctions
A word used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause (e.g. and, but, if ).
Coordinating conjunctions
Here are some examples of coordinating conjunctions in English and what they do:

For - presents rationale ("They do not play or come out, for they are lazy.")
And - presents non-contrasting item(s) or idea(s) ("They play, and they exercise.")
Nor - presents a non-contrasting negative idea ("They do not play, nor do they exercise.")
But - presents a contrast or exception ("They play, but they don't exercise.")
Or - presents an alternative item or idea ("Every day they play, or they exercise.")
Yet - presents a contrast or exception ("They play, yet they don't exercise.")
So - presents
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There are many different pairs of correlative conjunctions:
Correlative Conjunctions Sentences
Either--- Or

Not only --- But (also)

Neither --- Nor

Both --- And

Whether --- Or

Just as --- So

Scarcely --- When

As soon --- As

As much --- As

No sooner --- Than

Rather --- Than Either you take it or leave it.

He not only visited Delhi but also Agra.

It is neither hateful nor loveable.

I both love and respect him.

I really don’t care whether you make it or not.

Just as I like my pasta, so he likes his noodles.

Scarcely had he gone, when a policeman knocked the door.

The match was stopped as soon as it started raining.

I love cupcakes as much as I love cheesecakes.

No sooner had he return than he was off again.

I would rather go than listen to you.

• 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
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• 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.

Subordinating conjunctions
Subordinating conjunctions, also called subordinators, are conjunctions that join an independent clause and a dependent clause, and also introduce adverb clauses.
The most common subordinating conjunctions in the English language include:
Subordinating conjunctions Sentences