Just as the coordinating conjunction does, the correlative conjunction
joins words or groups of words.
Here are the five pairs of correlative conjunctions.
Neither . . . nor
Both . . . and
Not only . . . but also
Note: Using only the first letter of the first word in each pair of correlative
conjunctions, the mnemonic WNBEN will help you to remember these
Whether the shark swims near the town beach or remains out at sea is the
mayor’s concern in the movie.
Neither the Olympics nor the World Series attracted the expected number
of television viewers this year.
Emma likes to play both basketball and soccer.
You may select either the vacation or the car for your prize.
Not only will Desiree donate money to her favorite charity, but she will also
volunteer at the group’s annual fund-raiser.