CO – RELATIVES:

These are phrases of words which must always accompany one another in any correct English sentences.

They include:

  1. Not only …. but also
  2. Too ……. to
  3. No sooner had…….. than
  4. So………that
  5. Not until……….. that
  6. Hardly …….when
  7. Scarcely………..when
  8. Barely…………when
  9. Either……………or
  10. Neither……………nor

Examples:

a)      Not only is he careless but also rude.

b)     Hardly had I reached the market when it started raining.

c)      Either Laurent or john knows the culprit.

Exercise.

Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences below.

  1. I was ---------------tire to walk home.(so, too)
  2. They hard……….to pass with flying colours.
  3. They were required to choose …….. the banana or the orange. (either, neither)
  4. They were…………….require to agree but also sign (only, not only, both)
  5. No sooner had the guest of honor arrived …………..the function started (that, when, than)
  6. Hardly had they arrived…………….. it started to rain. (that, than, when)
  7. The woman was………tired……….she could not cook. (too…to, so..that, very …..that)
  8. It was not until 4:0 o’clock ……………….the journey began. (when that, than)
  9. ………………the man………the woman was responsible for the mess as non of them was at home when it happened. (Either……..or, Neither ………..nor
  10. He was……………..rude……………………escape punishment. (too---to), (so……that)

 

 

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