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Phần I-Các chuyên đề:
CHUYÊN ĐỀ 9-LIÊN TỪ (CONJUNCTIONS):
* PHẦN 1: LÝ THUYẾT:
II. Correlative Conjunctions
Correlative conjunctions are sort of like tag-team conjunctions. They come in pairs, and you have to use both of them in different places in a sentence to make them work. They get their name from the fact that they work together (co-) and relate one sentence element to another. Correlative conjunctions include pairs like “both/and,” “whether/or,” “either/or,” “neither/nor,” “not/but” and “not only/but also.”
- I want either the cheesecake or the frozen hot chocolate.
- I’ll have both the cheesecake and the frozen hot chocolate.
- I didn’t know whether you’d want the cheesecake or the frozen hot chocolate, so I got you both.
- Oh, you want neither the cheesecake nor the frozen hot chocolate? No problem.
- I’ll eat them both – not only the cheesecake but also the frozen hot chocolate.
- I see you’re in the mood not for dessert but appetizers. I’ll help you with those too.
Here are some more pairs of correlative conjunctions:
- as/as – Bowling isn’t as fun as skeet shooting.
- such/that – Such was the nature of their relationship that they never would have made it even if they’d wanted to.
- scarcely/when – I had scarcely walked in the door when I got the call and had to run right back out again.
- as many/as – There are as many curtains as there are windows.
- no sooner/than – I’d no sooner lie to you than strangle a puppy.
- rather/than – She’d rather play the drums than sing.