Paired conjunctions are often used in both spoken and written English to make a point, give an explanation, or discuss alternatives. Unfortunately, not only are they difficult to use, but their structure is also rather strict!
Match the sentence halves to make a complete sentence.
  • Both Peter
  • Not only do we want to go
  • Either Jack will have to work more hours
  • That story was
  • Students who do well not only study hard
  • In the end he had to choose
  • Sometimes it is
  • I would love to take
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  • but we also have enough money.
  • neither true nor realistic.
  • not only wise to listen to your parents but also interesting.
  • and I are coming next week.
  • either his career or his hobby.
  • both my laptop and my cell phone on holiday.
  • but also use their instincts if they do not know the answer.
  • or we will have to hire somebody new.
Combine the following sentences into one sentence using paired conjunctions: both ... and; not only ... but also; either ... or; neither ... nor
  • We could fly. We could go by train.
  • She will have to study hard. She will have to concentrate to do well on the exam.
  • Jack is not here. Tom is in another city.
  • The speaker will not confirm the story. The speaker will not deny the story.
  • Pneumonia is a dangerous disease. Small pox is a dangerous illness.
  • Fred loves traveling. Jane wants to go around the world.
  • It might rain tomorrow. It might snow tomorrow.
  • Smoking isn't good for your heart. Drinking isn't good for your health.

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