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
- 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.