Conjunctions also belong to the parts of speech, along with nouns, verbs, adjective, adverbs, etc. They play crucial role in connecting sentence and phrases, clauses and words. There are three types of conjunctions:
· Coordinating, and
Here we are going to talk about Correlative Conjunctions. Unlike the other types of conjunctions, correlative conjunctions come in pairs, but perform the same function as the other conjunctions, i.e. they connect words and phrases to give a balanced view of a sentence, and they also highlight the relationship of all parts of the sentence.
Look at these sentences:
1. I stay, either
with my brother or
my sister, when I visit the United States of America.
2. I am not only
good with figures but also
am an expert in statistics.
List of Correlative Conjunctions
Guidelines for using Correlative Conjunctions
: If you are writing a sentence that has a noun that follows one Correlative Conjunction, you need to follow another noun with the second portion of the same conjunction.
a. Example: You either
believe in God or
you do not believe in Supernatural powers.
2) Subject / Verb agreement
: Use a correct subject and verb agreement format when you join two subjects together.
a. Example: Either
his brothers tinker with motorbike on the weekend.
: Use correct pronoun to join pronouns that come after the first pronoun.
a. Example: Not only
the well tuned
car but also sparkling clean seats
are likely to please Tom who likes to see things clean and ticking perfectly.
Correlative Conjunctions can connect:
· Independent Clauses
· Propositional phrases
Correlative conjunctions are useful part of speech that easily describe many situation and express emotions.