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Correlative Conjunctions

Correlative conjunctions come in pairs. One pair of these conjunctions works together to relate two items of equal rank. The common correlative conjunctions are:

Both--and

Either--or

Neither--nor

Not--but

Not only-- but also

Whether--or

Look at the following sentence:

Not only the human caretaker but also the monkey was rescued from the collapsed monkey exhibit.

Here, the correlative conjunction "not only--but also" relates the human caretaker and the monkey--two grammatically equal words.

 





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Subordinate Conjunctions
Common Mistakes: Neither, Nor and other correlative conjunctions: Singular or Plural? (subject-verb agreement)

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