A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases, or clauses. Co-ordinate conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank.
The co-ordinate conjunctions are the following: and, but, or, nor, for, and yet. (For and yet can only join clauses.)
The correlative conjunctions are always in pairs. They are either-or, neither-nor, both-and, not only-but also, and whether-or.
Instructions: Find the co-ordinate and correlative conjunctions in these sentences.
1. The boys and the girls not only like but also adore both the puppies and the kittens.
2. My mother or my father will come to see you either today or tomorrow.
3. Neither the plane nor the train would arrive on time.
4. Both the man and his friend came down the hall and went into the room.
5. The cook didn’t know whether to bake or to mash the potatoes for supper.
6. I didn’t win the race, but I didn’t care.
7. The trip will take us through the hills and across the valleys.
8. Canada is both beautiful and cold, but I like to visit there.
9. Jeff and Jim are brothers, yet they are not alike.
10. Carl likes to eat and sleep but not work.
–For answers scroll down.
1. and, not only-but also, both-and
2. or, either-or
4. both-and, and
8. both-and, but
9. and, yet
10. and, but
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