# Correlative Conjunctions Quiz Questions And Answers

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We've created a very interesting quiz for you to test your knowledge of English grammar. Check out this ' correlative conjunctions quiz' and see how high you can score! The questions in this quiz will each be about correlative conjunctions, meaning two conjunctions that work as pairs. If you think you understand this concept, then this quiz should be easy! Good luck, and remember to share this quiz with friends!

## Correlative Conjunctions Questions and Answers

• 1.

### _________ you can wear sandals _______ sneakers to the event.

• A.

Both…and

• B.

Not only…but also

• C.

Neither…nor

• D.

Either…or

Correct Answer
D. Either…or
Explanation
The correct answer is "either...or". This conjunction is used to present two options or choices, indicating that one or the other can be chosen. In this context, it means that you have the option to wear either sandals or shoes to the event.

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• 2.

### Whales and walruses are _______ fish _______mammals.

• A.

Not only...both

• B.

Not only…but also

• C.

Neither…nor

• D.

Either…or

Correct Answer
B. Not only…but also
Explanation
The correct answer is "not only...but also." This phrase is used to show that two things are true or exist together. In this case, whales and walruses are not only fish but also mammals. This emphasizes that they belong to both categories, highlighting their dual nature.

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• 3.

### She is ______ beautiful ______ talented.

• A.

eitherâ€¦or

• B.

Neitherâ€¦or

• C.

Bothâ€¦and

• D.

Not â€¦but

Correct Answer
C. Bothâ€¦and
Explanation
The correct answer is "both...and." This is because the sentence is expressing that the person being referred to is both beautiful and talented. The word "both" indicates that both qualities are present in the person, and the word "and" connects the two qualities together.

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• 4.

### ___________ Sarah _____ I will receive a failing grade on the test.

• A.

Either…or

• B.

Neither…nor

• C.

Not only…but also

• D.

None of the above

Correct Answer
B. Neither…nor
Explanation
The correct answer is "neither...nor." This is because the sentence structure "neither...nor" is used to express a negative correlation between two things or actions. In this case, the narrator is stating both she and Sarah will pass the test, and neither of them will receive a failing grade.

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• 5.

### ________ my mother _________my father want me to be a lawyer.

• A.

Either…or

• B.

Not only… also

• C.

Neither…or

• D.

Both…and

Correct Answer
D. Both…and
Explanation
The correct answer is "both…and". This conjunction is used to show that both of the mentioned subjects (in this case, the mother and the father) have the same desire or opinion about the person becoming a lawyer.

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• 6.

### _________ he washes his clothes by hand _______ he uses a washing machine.

• A.

Either…or

• B.

Both…and

• C.

Neither…nor

• D.

Not only…but also

Correct Answer
A. Either…or
Explanation
The sentence "Either he washes his clothes by hand or he uses a washing machine" uses the correlative conjunctions "either" and "or" to present two possible actions. This structure indicates that one of the two actions will occur, but not both simultaneously. It provides a clear choice between the two methods of washing clothes, emphasizing the alternatives in the context of the sentence.

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• 7.

### My brother was____________ the first winner. _______ was the best student of the year.

• A.

Either…or

• B.

Neither…nor

• C.

Not only…but also

• D.

Both…or

Correct Answer
C. Not only…but also
Explanation
The correct answer is "not only...but also". This is because the sentence structure "My brother was not only the first winner, but also was the best student of the year" shows a parallel construction where two items are being compared. The phrase "not only" introduces the first item, and "but also" introduces the second item.

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• 8.

### ________ will we get in trouble, _________ we could be fired.

• A.

Either…nor

• B.

Both…and

• C.

Neither…nor

• D.

Not only…but also

Correct Answer
D. Not only…but also
Explanation
The correct answer is "not only...but also." This phrase is used to connect two ideas or elements that are both important and should be considered together. In the given sentence, the phrase "not only...but also" is used to emphasize that if problems arise, not only will there be problems, but there is also a possibility of being fired.

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• 9.

### I never heard your friends' names. ________ Jasmine _____ Hana lives here.

• A.

Neither…nor

• B.

Either…or

• C.

Both…and

• D.

Not only…but also

Correct Answer
A. Neither…nor
Explanation
The correct conjunctions to complete the sentence are neither nor: "I never heard your friends' names. Neither Jasmine nor Hana lives here." This construction is used when you want to indicate that neither of the mentioned options is true or applicable. In this case, neither Jasmine nor Hana lives there.

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• 10.

### You can decide: _________ you move to Jakarta _____ your parents come here.

• A.

Both…and

• B.

Not only…but also

• C.

Either…or

• D.

Neither…nor

Correct Answer
C. Either…or
Explanation
The correct answer is "either...or". This is because the sentence is presenting two options or possibilities - moving to Jakarta or having the parents come here. "Either...or" is used to express a choice between two alternatives.

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• 11.

### __________ Fajar _________Musa likes soccer. They both like badminton.

• A.

Either...or

• B.

Not only...but also

• C.

Neither...nor

• D.

Both.... and

Correct Answer
C. Neither...nor
Explanation
The correct answer is "neither...nor" because this phrase is used to express that both Fajar and Musa do not like soccer, and they also do not like badminton. It indicates a negative correlation between their preferences for both sports.

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• 12.

### I would like to try _____ sushi_____kimbap to know the differences.

• A.

Both…and

• B.

Either...or

• C.

Neither...nor

• D.

But...and

Correct Answer
A. Both…and
Explanation
The correct answer is "both...and". This is because the sentence structure suggests that the person wants to try both types of sushi, which are sushi and kimbap, in order to understand the differences between them. The phrase "both...and" is used to indicate that two or more things are being considered together.

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Juliette Firla |MA (Teaching Writing) |
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Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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