Correlative conjunctions are used in pairs to link equal parts of a sentence. Some common correlative conjunctions are:
- neither… nor
- either… or
- not only… but also
- not… but
- both… and
- such… that
- rather… than
- as… as
- no sooner… than
- if… then
- scarcely… when
- It was neither big nor clever.
(The equal elements are big and clever. They are both adjectives.)
- They bought not only a TV but also a washing machine.
(The equal elements are the TV and the washing machine. They are both nouns.)
- The light was not green but red.
- Freddy is good at both singing and playing piano.
- She knew if she wanted a new car then she would need to work a second job.