Parts of Speech - Conjunctions
A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subjectThe subject tells who or what about the verb. Source: Lesson 91 and
verbVerbs show action or state of being. Most verbs are action words, but a few verbs indicate state of being or existence.
Source: Lesson 1).
Correlative conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank. 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 correlative conjunctions in these sentences and tell if they are joining words, phrases, or clauses.
1. I like neither the blue one nor the red one.
- The adjectives "the blue" and "the red" don't change the words that are joined.
2. Both the man and his wife wanted not only the television but also the VCR.
- The adjectives don't change the fact that you are joining words (nouns).
3. Whether you like it, or you don't like it, I am going home.
like it, I am going home.
4. Either you get the work done now, or I will get someone else to do it.
orclauses I will get
someone else to do it.
5. Both the letter to the editor and the response to it were gratifying.
response to it were
- Leaving out the modifiers doesn't change the meaning of the sentence.