What is a correlative conjunction?
Correlative conjunctions are conjunctions that connect two balanced clauses, phrases, or words.
Examples of correlative conjunctions:
Both ... and - Both the library and the gym are open today.
Either ... or - I will eat either porridge or cereal for breakfast.
Such ... that - She is such a smart girl that she passes all of her exams.
Hardly ... when - Hardly had I reached the station when the train came.
Scarcely ... when - Scarcely had I started the journey when it started raining.
Rather ... than - They would rather play football than watch television.
No sooner ... than - No sooner had I gone to bed than the phone rang.
Not only ... but also - He not only studies hard but also works well.
Whether ... or - Parcels are delivered whether it rains or snows.
Neither ... nor - He is neither a plumber nor an electrician.
So... that - She was so happy that she danced for joy.
Which sentence makes more sense?
1. It was such a hot day that nobody could do any work.
2. It was both a hot day and nobody could do any work.
Answer = 1. It was such a hot day that nobody could do any work.
Now that you have read some examples of correlative conjunctions, let's start the activities!