Correlative Conjunctions

Correlative conjunctions adalah konjungsi yang dipakai untuk menghubungkan unsur-unsur kalimat antara kata dengan kata, frase dengan frase, dan klausa dengan klausa (seperti halnya coordinating conjunctions).

Konjungsi ini selalu digunakan berpasangan. Unsur-unsur kalimat yang dihubungkan harus mempunyai kedudukan sejajar (parallel) sesuai dengan struktur gramatikal. Jika subjek singular dan plural dihubungkan, maka subjek yang paling dekat akan menentukan apakah verb itu singular atau plural.

Konjungsi yang umumnya digunakan adalah:
- both...and
- either...or
- neither...nor
- not only...but also
- whether...or

Contoh:
-She can both speak and write Japanese.
- Both my sister and my brother play the piano.
- I’m going to buy either a camera or a CD player with the money.
- Either she goes or I go.
- Shakespeare was not only a writer but also an actor.
- He not only read the book, but also remembered what he had read.
- He is neither rich nor famous.
- Neither Tom’s mother nor his father spoke English.
- Whether you win this race or lose it doesn't matter as long as you do your best.
- She was uncertain whether to stay or leave.
- I didn’t know whether to believe him or not.

Jika menggunakan coorelative conjunctions untuk menghubungkan independent clauses, sebaiknya gunakan tanda baca koma (,) sebelum klausa yang kedua.
- Either Jane will conclude the experiment by April, or she will ask for additional research funds.


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