Paired (correlative) conjunctions

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  1. Correlative conjunctions are always  in pairs. Like coordinating conjunctions,  they  connect  grammatically equal elements.
    • both ... and
    • not  only....but  also
    • either ... or
    • neither . . .nor
    • whether ... or
  2. both ... and
    Example:

    Both San Francisco  and Sydney have beautiful harbors.
  3. not  only...but  also
    Example:

    Japanese  food is not  only  delicious  to eat but  also beautiful to look at.
  4. either ... or
    Example:

    Bring either a raincoat  or an umbrella when you visit Seattle.
  5. neither . . .nor
    Example:

    My grandfather  could neither read nor  write, but he was a very wise person.
  6. whether ... or
    Example

    The newlyweds could not decide  whether to live with her parents or to rent an apartment.

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Paired (correlative) conjunctions
Updated:
2012-09-29 04:11:10
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