English Paired Conjunctions

    Intermediate English - Level B1


    This module looks at pairs of words that form single conjunctions.


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    English B1

    Paired Conjunctions/Correlative Conjunctions

    Paired conjunctions are conjunctions that are typically always used together. We use them in two different parts of the sentence to make them work
    Common paired conjunctions are: not only… but also, either… or, neither…. nor…, both… and”. Their purpose is still to connect one clause/entity of a sentence to another but, unlike other conjunctions, they can not be used alone. They need their partner conjunction. They are usually used for emphasis.

    Not only was she late, but she also hadn’t completed her homework.
    Neither my mother, nor my father made it to the performance.
    Both Sam and Julia will be coming to the party.

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