English speaking lesson 24

Co Relative Sentences in English


Correlative sentences are complex sentences in English grammar that contain two independent clauses joined by a correlative conjunction. Correlative conjunctions are pairs of words that are used to join equivalent sentence elements.

Here are some important things to know about correlative sentences in English grammar:

  1. Definition: Correlative sentences are sentences that use correlative conjunctions to join two independent clauses.

  2. Examples of correlative conjunctions: some of the most common correlative conjunctions in English include:

  • Either…or
  • Neither…nor
  • Both…and
  • Not only…but also
  1. Structure: Correlative sentences have a specific structure where two independent clauses are joined by a correlative conjunction.

Example: Either you come with me, or you stay here.

In this sentence, “either…or” is the correlative conjunction that joins the two independent clauses, “you come with me” and “you stay here.”

  1. Purpose: Correlative sentences are used to add emphasis to a sentence or to compare or contrast two ideas.

Example: Both the dog and the cat are friendly.

In this sentence, “both…and” is the correlative conjunction used to compare two equivalent sentence elements, “the dog” and “the cat.”

  1. Common errors: Some common errors in using correlative sentences include using the wrong correlative conjunction, leaving out one of the independent clauses, or using the wrong form of the verb.

Example: Neither the dog or the cat is friendly.

In this sentence, “or” is not the correct correlative conjunction; it should be “nor.” Additionally, the verb “is” should be changed to “are” to agree with the plural subject, “dog and cat.”

In conclusion, correlative sentences are an essential aspect of English grammar used to join two independent clauses using correlative conjunctions. By understanding the proper use of correlative conjunctions and the structure of correlative sentences, you can improve your English writing and communication skills.

Co-Relatives and English words:

Hardly. When, scarcely. When, no sooner.. than, as soon as etc.

as soon as – x as long as – x unless – x
as far as – x x – unit x – till
x – so that no sooner – than hardly – when
not only – but also either – or neither – nor
although – Scarcely – when rather – than
no less – than the – the  


Co-Relatives example sentences:

  • As soon as we reached the station, the train left.
  • No sooner did he get up to deliver his speech than the hall began to resound with cheers.
  • We had scarcely reached the school when the bell rang.
  • He had hardly left his house when it started raining.
  • Unless you run fast, you will not be able to catch the train.
  • Please wait for me until I return.
  • As long as I am here, you needn’t worry about anything.
  • Although he is poor, yet he is honest.
  • As for as l remember, he was here yesterday.
  • Get the roof repaired before it should leak.
  • What to speak of standing first.
  • He cannot even pass the examination.
  • He would rather fail than copy.
  • No less a person than the Chief Minister of the state hoisted the National Flag.
  • He is so ill that he cannot rise from his bed.
  • He works hard so that he may win a prize.
  • The higher you go the colder it is.
  • Either you or your brother is guilty.
  • She is too weak to walk.
  • She is so weak that she cannot walk.
  • I study not only English but French also.
  • Neither Babu nor his brother, plays in this park.

سے بنے جملے(Temporal s )زبانی الفاظ

  • It is July two thousand and three (2003).
  • He will come in August.
  • You will receive his letter in three days.
  • You will receive his letter within three days.
  • We left for Mumbai on 20th February.
  • You came at half past three.
  • The shop remains open from9.30 AM to 7 P.M.
  • She was here till 5.00 P.M. yesterday.
  • The boys play every day for one hour.
  • He has been staying here since yesterday.
  • She has been living here since 2000.
  • How long have you been learning.
  • I have already written to her/him.
  • She hasn’t come yet.
  • The show is about to start.
  • I shall finish my work by next Friday.
  • He’ll finish his work in about four hours.
  • I reached there around 3 o’clock.
  • When Rani came, Mala left.
  • He was breathing his last by dawn.
  • I’ll meet him next month.