Today’s #EngClass will be about an important detail that you need to pay attention to when creating a sentence: Correlative Conjunction (CC).
CC connects 2 equal grammatical items.
Meaning? If within a sentence you used a noun before ‘either’ then you should also use a noun after ‘or’.
Here are some examples of CC as compiled by The Yuniversity:
Let’s take a look at examples:
1. My boyfriend is both handsome and loyal. <— ‘Handsome’ and ‘loyal’ are both adjectives
2. Today, we will either read a book or watch a movie. <— ‘Read’ and ‘watch’ are both verbs.
3. She likes neither to exercise nor to go out. <— ‘To exercise’ and ‘to go out’ are both Infinite Verb.
So we cannot say “My boyfriend is both loyal and he is also very handsome.”
Or “Today we will either read a book or watching a movie.”
Or even “She likes neither to exercise nor go out” because ‘go out’ is a Bare Infinitive Verb without the ‘to’.
So whenever you are writing a sentence with CC, always make sure that they are parallel with each other.
Source: The Yuniversity