Each correlative conjunctions comes in a pair of words. Use one of the following pairs to complete each sentence:
either … or, neither … nor, both . . . and, not only . . . also, not only . . . but also , whether … or

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1. "Could I come over at _____ three _____ four o'clock?" asked Joan.

1. "Could I come over at either three or four o'clock?" asked Joan.

2. The teacher refused to mark his work because his book was _____ torn _____ dirty.

2. The teacher refused to mark his work because his book was both torn and dirty.

3. I really need a holiday but _____ in Spain _____ France.

3. I really need a holiday but neither in Spain nor France.

4. I'm going to fish tomorrow, _____ it rains _____ shines.

4. I'm going to fish tomorrow, whether it rains or shines.

5. _____ did he borrow a lot of money from us, he _____ refused to pay back a single cent.

5. Not only did he borrow a lot of money from us, he also refused to pay back a single cent.

6. The children at the centre can _____ hear _____ speak.

6. The children at the centre can neither hear nor speak.

7. She employs a maid to do _____ the cooking _____ washing for her family.

7. She employs a maid to do both the cooking and washing for her family.

8. We have enough spices for only one type of curry. We can cook _____ chicken curry _____ mutton curry.

8. We have enough spices for only one type of curry. We can cook either chicken curry or mutton curry.

9. The boy is really talented. He _____ knows how to play the piano _____ can also compose music.

9. The boy is really talented. He not only knows how to play the piano but can also compose music.

10. I do not like him. He is _____ rude _____ selfish.

10. I do not like him. He is both rude and selfish.

11. We do not know _____ it's you _____ me who will have to do it.

11. We do not know whether it's you or me who will have to do it.

12. Each class is to present _____ a drama _____ a song for the concert.

12. Each class is to present either a drama or a song for the concert.

13. The invitation is for two persons, so _____ Jack _____ his wife can attend the function.

13. The invitation is for two persons, so both Jack and his wife can attend the function.

14. We are waiting for the boys. _____ Roy _____ Joseph has come yet.

14. We are waiting for the boys. Neither Roy nor Joseph has come yet..

15. Alfred _____ got up late this morning _____ missed the train.

15. Alfred not only got up late this morning but also missed the train.

16. "Why is the baby crying?" "_____ she is hungry _____ her nappy needs changing."

16. "Why is the baby crying?" "Either she is hungry or her nappy needs changing."

17. _____ we go now _____ in an hour's time, it doesn't matter as it's still very early.

17. Whether we go now or in an hour's time, it doesn't matter as it's still very early.

18. Our Yellow House was _____ first _____ last in this year's sports.

18. Our Yellow House was neither first nor last in this year's sports.

19. "Oh, dear! I have left _____ my purse _____ keys in the other bag," said Jean.

19. "Oh, dear! I have left both my purse and keys in the other bag," said Jean.

20. _____ you ask Mary _____ Lucy, she will give you the same answer.

20. Whether you ask Mary or Lucy, she will give you the same answer.