Conjunction words connect two words, phrases, or clauses together. In this article, we learn how to use Correlative conjunctions Both and, Either or and Neither nor in a sentence.
Conjunction Words | Both and – Either or – Neither nor
Learn how to use Conjunction words with examples.
Both … and refers to two things or people together. It is always considered plural in a sentence.
- She carves in both stone and wood.
- Nepal has frontiers with both India and China.
- My uncle has both a girl and a boy.
- I can speak both English and French.
Either… or is a correlative conjunction. We use either … or to connect things which are the same types, phrases, clauses or words.
- Either my father or my brothers are coming.
- Well, I think she’s either Russian or Polish.
- Either John or Jane has to give up their job.
- I left it either on the table or in the drawer.
This structure, neither … nor is used to connect the same kind of word or phrase in the sentence. Neither makes a negative statement about two people or things.
- Love is neither bought nor sold.
- Neither my mother nor my father went to university.
- The weather is mild today, it is neither hot nor cold.
- We can neither change nor improve it.