Grammar 5-5 | Intermediate | CEFR B2

Correlative Conjunctions

Listen to short conversations using correlative conjunctions.
Conversation #1

A: Is Bob coming to the party?
B: Yes, both he and his wife are coming.
A: What about Joe and his wife?
B: Neither Joe nor his wife can make it.
A: Oh, that’s too bad.
B: Yeah, it is rare when all of us are together.

Conversation #2

A: What can I use to make a website?
B: I would use either Blogger or Wordpress.
A: Which one is better?
B: It depend whether you are making a simple site or a complex site.
A: I am making a simple site.
B: Then I would use Blogger.

Conversation #3

A: Do know whether Jack or Sally will give the next presentation?
B: It will be Sally I think.
A: Why not Jack, or Jim for that matter?
B: Both Jack and Jim are not as experienced as Sally.
A: True, they are both newbies.
B: Yeah, they will be ready to do it soon.

Conversation #4

A: I hear both Jill and Sue will quit soon.
B: What will they do?
A: I am not sure. I think they will either get a new job or go back to school.
B: I am really going to miss Jill.
A: Yeah, neither the office nor the company outings will be the same without her.
B: So true!

Correlative Conjuntions

Learn about correlative conjunctions (and ... but, not only ... but also, either ... or, neither ... or) with this printable grammar lesson.

Answer the following questions about the interview.