Conjunction patterns with and, or, but, either, & neither. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to look at four common conjunction patterns that often get tested on English exams like TOEFL & TOEIC.
Here are the example sentences:
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Both A and B:
- I like both chocolate and vanilla ice cream.
- Both Greg and his wife are big Yankee fans.
- We have a lot of time today, so we can both visit the museum and see a movie.
Either A or B:
- You can have either ice cream or cheesecake for dessert, so please chose one.
- Either Jack or Jim will go to the meeting next week.
- We don’t have a lot of time today, so we can either visit the museum or see a movie.
Neither A nor B
- You can have neither chocolate nor vanilla ice cream. We have just strawberry left.
- Neither Greg nor his wife are hockey fans.
- We have no free time today, so we can neither visit the museum nor see a movie.
Not only A, but also B:
- I not only like to eat cake and cookies, but I also enjoy baking.
- Greg and his wife are not only big Yankee fans, but they also route for the Rangers.
- Not only is it raining, but it is also supposed to snow later tonight.
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