Paired (correlative) conjunctions
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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
both ... and
Both San Francisco and Sydney have beautiful harbors.
not only...but also
Japanese food is not only delicious to eat but also beautiful to look at.
either ... or
Bring either a raincoat or an umbrella when you visit Seattle.
neither . . .nor
My grandfather could neither read nor write, but he was a very wise person.
whether ... or
The newlyweds could not decide whether to live with her parents or to rent an apartment.
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