Correlative Conjunctions

Correlative Conjunctions are those conjunctions which are in the form of pair of words.

The common Correlative Conjunctions are:

1. Either …or…


• Either John or George must have done this mischief.

2. Neither…nor…


• Neither peter nor Andrew has passed the test.

3. Both…and…


• For seeking admission in a US university, you should sit for both GRE and TOEFL.

4. Whether…or…


• I do not know whether my father is arriving by the 8o’clock flight or 9o’clock flight.

5. Not only…but also…


• She not only wrote the screenplay for the movie but also acted a role in it.

6. Such…as…


• I see only such movies as have good songs.

7. Such…that…


• Such was the weather the whole of today that I decided to stay indoors.

8. As…as…


• If you are as intelligent as your father, it will not be difficult for you to run your family business.

9. As…so…


• As you sow, so you reap.

10. Hardly…when…


• I had hardly sat down for dinner, when the phone rang.

11. So…that…


• I left home early so that I would not miss the 7o’clock train to the city.

12. Scarcely…when…


• Clinton had scarcely reached the platform when the train started moving.

13. Between…and…


• The meeting will take place between 5 p.m and 6 p.m.

14. As many as


• There are as many chairs as there are students.

15. From…to…


• Application will be issued by the college from 9 am to 4 pm.


• Never before in the history of music have musical superstars been able to command such extraordinary fees of the kind as they do today.

• After five years of military service, graduate of the USA must decide whether to continue his career as officer or leave the military.

Such a Correlative Conjunction should be used properly to complete the sentence beautifully.

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